Batman: The Telltale Series will feature a Crowd Play multiplayer mode which allows in-game choices to be made by a group of connected players, reports Shack News. The new multiplayer mode – showcased at Comic-Con over the weekend – allows players to generate a URL to which crowd players can log into and connect to the game.
There are two Crowd Play modes available, but both are limited to local play as latency issues prevent streaming.
Complete Control: Here the host is in control of the choices being made, but the connected players offer their decisions via a percentage vote displayed on the player’s screen. Kind of like Ask the Audience in Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Feedback via thumbs up and down is also presented to the player.
Majority Rules: In this mode the crowd actually decides by majority vote what decisions are made.
Speaking to Shack News, Telltale Games’ head of creative communications Job Stauffer has this to say:
“We wanted a better way to integrate that audience. Now, from two to 2000-plus people can help the player make decisions.”
“We are now turning all of Telltale’s games into a live interactive multiplayer experience.”
Crowd Play will also be part of future Telltale titles. Batman: The Telltale Series premieres August 2.