Batman: The Telltale Series

Telltale Batman's Crowd Play to support up to 12 players

Not 2,000.

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In an updated blog post regarding multiplayer options in their upcoming Batman series, Telltale suggests crowd play would be better suited with 4-12 people, not 2,000 as they had previously said.

In the crowd play function, players in the same room can participate in a kind of local co-op which allows them to vote on decisions using a phone ideally, although laptops and desktops could be used to the same effect.

In the blog post Telltale say the feature "is designed for everyone to be watching the same screen, at the same time, in the same room and works best with 4-12 people. Technically, it can support thousands of players, but they still need to be watching the same screen at the same time. This is mind blowing in a theatre full of fans, but we don't expect you can fit 2000 of your closest friends in your living room so we've designed everything for smaller groups".

The larger numbers of participants should be left to Telltale, they have said, hinting at events in the future which would allow this. It doesn't seem as if streaming is on the agenda, though, which is odd considering the potential crowd play would have for streaming.

"Crowd Play is not a feature intended for use over streaming services. There is latency introduced by services such as Twitch. This means that everyone isn't seeing that game at the exact same time, which means that everyone doesn't see the choices at the same time".

For more on Telltale's Batman Series check out our review of the first episode.

Batman: The Telltale Series

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