Batman: The Telltale Series will feature a new multiplayer style mode called Crowd Play that will invite other players to contribute to the decisions being made. Revealed over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con the new feature is said to generate a URL that can be shared with friends or the public that will actually log them into the play session.
It's an interesting approach to the studio's traditionally single-player-only presentation. Born from the advent of social media and live streaming, which Telltale's games have found considerable popularity, the new Crowd Play feature sounds like a great way for a group of people to enjoy an interactive narrative experience and contribute. Crowd Play won't stream game footage in its current form though, and taken on face value it would work best in a room with multiple participants and a single screen.
But with support for up to 2,000 participants one would think that syncing it up to a Twitch stream would be possible. Although how the latency would handle the more quick-make-a-decision! moments is anyone's guess.
Batman: The Telltale Series debuts in August with its first episode.