Previously announced at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Telltale Games has expanded upon how their newly-revealed multiplayer component known as Crowd Play will work with their upcoming titles.
According to Telltale, Crowd Play will provide anyone watching a playthrough of a Telltale game to participate by voting on various decisions made throughout the course of the adventure, as long as the player has that option enabled. With support for over 20,000 participants at once, Crowd Play is free and accessible on any device which can access web browsers, but is only able to interact with the console and PC versions of a Telltale title, as the feature currently does not work with mobile-based versions. While livestreams may seem like the go-to purpose for this feature, Telltale advises against this, as the latency would prove to be problematic for the standard Crowd Play experience.
Batman: The Telltale Series will be the first game to receive this feature, with the first episode, “Realm of Shadows,” launching next week on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS and Android.