Telltale Games has achieved massive success on making incredible story-driven single player games that have earned notable awards. Making players feel like they’re on an incredible ride in the titles with unbelievable storytelling, unforeseen plot twists, and decisions that would make even the most morally sound person question their options Telltale creates an enjoyable experience every time. In hopes to build upon an already perfect formula, Telltale is doing something a little different with their upcoming titles, starting with Batman: The Telltale Series.
Starting with the release of Batman in August, Telltale games will be testing out multiplayer concepts. Called Crowd Play, players can invite friends to help make decisions in the game. According to a report given to Shack News, upon starting the game players can select whether or not to allow Crowd Play. If the player allows Crowd Play a URL will be created to give to anyone (family, friends, or that guy you sat next to on the bus on your way to work). How the host wants the others to play with them can come down to two game modes.
The host can decide how much power the others have in turning the tide of the vote. One game mode allows the crowd to make a vote on the decisions, but the host has the ultimate decision. The other game mode makes the host another member in the crowd, hoping that the decision goes their way.
Now due to latency issues the game won’t stream to other players, which could make it a hit with Twitch streamers, so players should still be very excited about this.
Batman: The Telltale Series is set for release August 2nd, 2016.
*Our Opinion: Telltale has always delivered on a stellar performance on the games they create; even their Poker games were phenomenal. With that being said, players shouldn’t worry about this feature failing. With it being implemented into more Telltale games in the future, this could be a huge new approach to multiplayer in story based games.