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Telltale Is Adding Clever Multiplayer Starting With Batman

by Mike Futter on Jul 25, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Telltale’s games have been solitary, personal experiences since the studio revitalized the adventure genre with The Walking Dead. Along the way though, the developer has experimented with live playthroughs driven by the audience. That same experience is coming home.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Telltale revealed that starting with its Batman series, players will be able to hold their own multiplayer events. According to Shack News, this comes in two varieties. 

One allows you to make the audience’s vote final. The other puts the crowd in an advisory role, giving the person holding the controller the chance to go against the will of the masses.

It sounds fairly easy to use. Turning on crowd play at the start generates a URL. Players can visit that website in order to register their votes.

Telltale games can be a social experience. But will you leave your fate in the hands of the audience or buck their wishes and rile the crowd?

[Source: Shack News]


Our Take
For those of us that have played The Walking Dead with family or Minecraft: Story Mode with the kids, this is a neat addition. I’d be interested to get a group of people together, making for an interactive version of movie night.