As fans of both the Dark Knight and Telltale Games anxiously await the upcoming episode one release of Batman: The Telltale Series, news keeps releasing to push that hype train along. The latest piece presents some big news for both fronts; the game will be Telltale’s first multiplayer platform! The folks over at Shacknews got a chance to interview Job Stauffer, head of creative communications at Telltale, about the highly anticipated release.
We wanted a better way to integrate that audience. We are now turning all of Telltale’s games into a live interactive multiplayer experience. Now, from two to 2,000-plus people can help the player make decisions.
So all Telltale games will eventually have this feature, but it is great to see a Batman title as the first. This function will be accomplished through turning on the Crowd Play option when starting a Telltale game. This will allow a player’s friends and family or a even large group of strangers to join the game and help make crucial decisions throughout the game with the player. Crowd Play can be used in two different ways: one which acts on the final decision of the crowd, and the other which allows the player to make the final choice after hearing from the group. Furthermore, the crowd will be able to react to the player’s choice, providing instant feedback during the game. This has the potential for streaming players as well, but will likely have a lag when doing so.
This is certainly exciting news for both Telltale and Batman fans! The first episode of Batman: The Telltale Series debuts on August, 2nd.