As reported on Shacknews, Job Stauffer, head of creative communications at Telltale, told them that from now, starting with the upcoming Batman series, every Telltale game will have a “Crowd Play” feature.
Telltale hasn’t announced the feature formally, however, they revealed it at San Diego Comic-Con. The feature will let your family and friends to join in and help make you those decisions during the game.
“We wanted a better way to integrate that audience,” Job Stauffer, head of creative communications at Telltale, told Shacknews. “Now, from two to 2,000-plus people can help the player make decisions.”
“We are now turning all of Telltale’s games into a live interactive multiplayer experience,” he added.
After the implementation of “Crowd Play”, you’ll be asked at the beginning of each game whether you want to turn on Crowd Play or play it as a Single player experience.
Crowd Play will offer two modes in itself: one that allows crowd’s decision to be the final say, the other allows the players to review the crowd’s decision.
“Crowd players will be able to choose one of the four dialogue options, which will then be tallied live in the form of percentages on the player’s screen, letting the player know immediately what everyone thinks should be done” reads Shacknews’ article. “Crowd players will also be able to give thumbs up or thumbs down responses to various actions the player is taking, again offering more feedback to the player who wants to keep everyone happy.”
Stauffer said that the system will work for large group events like the SDCC one and “is something Telltale plans to do more of in the future with its games.”
At the end, he explained the possibility of implementing this feature for streamers as well. But latency is an obstacle to let the feature made available for them. Tough they’ll find a solution to this later.
Update: Telltale has now officially announced the local multiplayer mode, Crowd Play. And for those of you questioning out there how to join in, head towards Telltale Blog.
Batman is going to be the first game to have the feature and is due August 2.