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For those familiar with Telltale Games and their series of narrative and choice-driven adventure games, you’re probably wondering how on earth they could implement multiplayer into their upcoming titles? Well, the answer is simple: crowdsourcing.

In Batman: A Telltale Series a brand new multiplayer feature will be coming to the game called Crowd Play. The way this new feature works is that groups of players will be able to vote on choices.

Players who select this new Crowd Play feature will be given a URL. They can then share this URL among their friends, or even online, and then players can login, and help make those difficult choices.

There will be two styles of Crowd Play, the first allows the host to have total control over the overall choice, and will see what other players voted. The second puts everyone’s overall choice in control with the highest percentage being the choice that’ll be acted out.

“A lot of us grew up playing with friends or family members crowded around one screen, going through the story and talking to the characters, with [everyone] pointing at certain objects or where to click or deciding what to say,” Telltale head of creative communications Job Stauffer told Inverse. “It’s just something that we’ve kind always just done for fun.”

This game mode can be played with upto 2000 players, according to Shack News.

Probably the most disappointing part of the game is that due to latency issues, this mode wouldn’t really work via live-stream, which would seem like the most ideal way for this mode to be used. Though it could work, players won’t be able to vote in real-time and would likely be behind on choices.

Batman: A Telltale Series launches on August 2 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, iOS and Android.

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