Batman SXSW Panel Discussion done - Coming Summer, 5 Eps, uses notably updated engine

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  • Blind SniperBlind Sniper Moderator
    edited March 2016

    I've noticed some engine improvements for each set of games (Wolf/Dead 2 and Thrones/Tales) after Walking Dead: Season 1, but even so, they seemed to make a big point out of emphasizing the engine will be heavily improved for Batman and all future TTG games going forward whereas they did not do so nearly as much for previous sets of games. I'm curious to see what all they did...

  • Dang, you just beat me Dojo.

    dojo32161 posted: »

    Here's the Telltale Blog write up https://www.telltalegames.com/blog/105073/first-details-on-telltale-s-batman-series-discussed-at-sxsw

  • Blind SniperBlind Sniper Moderator
    edited March 2016

    It just hit me that a lot of big changes are coming at once - new engine improvements, a return to monthly episode releases, and three-four series coming in a year (not with every last series entirely started and concluded in the same year, but you get the idea).

    Holy friggin' crap, what a great time it is to be a Telltale fan. I've followed Telltale for years prior to Walking Dead, and it's almost surreal to see them become this big and successful.

  • kenjisalkkenjisalk Telltale Alumni

    Tons of amazing times ahead! Pretty excited to share more awesomeness with you all. :)

    It just hit me that a lot of big changes are coming at once - new engine improvements, a return to monthly episode releases, and t

  • i'm kinda sad and ansious at the same time.. dont know what they mean with directly choose bruce or batman in the same scene, but i kinda expected this game to have more than 5 episodes... a batman game from TTG is like magic , and i dont want it to end with 1 season of 5 episodes only.... glad they will release it sooner than i expected though cant wait to see images and a trailer

  • Very few Telltale series exceed five episodes. Not even Walking Dead has (not counting 400 Days as DLC for Season 1), and that's Telltale's current best-performing series.

    GCardoso posted: »

    i'm kinda sad and ansious at the same time.. dont know what they mean with directly choose bruce or batman in the same scene, but

  • My batboner is rising

  • If the grapphics get higher, my pc wont run the game well anymore. Goooosh. I loved TWAU geaphics. This is becoming the next gta iv who lost a lot of fans due to the incredibly shitty and memory breaking graphics.

    Even gaming PC have problems reaching 59-60 fps on gta iv. Hope this wont be the case for batman.

  • Can you tell me when is summer? Kinda forgotten. Lmao

    SUMMER RELEASE!! Ability to choose when to be Bruce or batman! I'm 100% HYPED

  • Their engine still has to run on mobile devices (and probably still 360/PS3), so I'm not counting on that huge of an upgrade. I took that as optimization and improved production qualities.

    If the grapphics get higher, my pc wont run the game well anymore. Goooosh. I loved TWAU geaphics. This is becoming the next gta i

  • dojo32161dojo32161 Moderator

    June 21st I think

    Can you tell me when is summer? Kinda forgotten. Lmao

  • Kinda off topic but because telltales also talking about side projects and tech, you think we might get Poker Night 3 this year?

  • Hey, have they confirmed consoles yet?

  • They have not, but I would expect the same consoles as all other Telltale games - PC, Mac, Playstation 3/4, Xbox 360/One, iOS, Android, Kindle, etc.

    Lord_EAA posted: »

    Hey, have they confirmed consoles yet?

  • I really hope its in the 360. Otherwise ill have another reason why old consoles 'suck' now (and big companies have given me enough)

    They have not, but I would expect the same consoles as all other Telltale games - PC, Mac, Playstation 3/4, Xbox 360/One, iOS, Android, Kindle, etc.

  • The fact that the game isn't tied down to any existing universe makes me even more hyped for this game. Telltale can pretty much do whatever they want!

    Also am excited for the new updated engine. They wouldn't talk about it unless they really did make a huge improvement.

  • ooooh

    New Engine

  • Hearing this makes me so excited for summer. I'm definitely going to be the douchebag batman/Bruce route

  • Updated not new. Which is ridiculous because I really think should make a new engine by now.

    bigdogg0821 posted: »

    ooooh New Engine

  • Summer is from June 20th to September 21st going by Summer Solstice/Autumn Equinox. If I had to wager a guess, I would predict somewhere around mid to late Summer, with August or early September being my prediction. Perhaps the game could potentially premiere sometime around the Suicide Squad movie?

    Can you tell me when is summer? Kinda forgotten. Lmao

  • OzzyUKOzzyUK Moderator

    If anyone missed the stream or wants to watch it again you can currently watch the archived version on Twitch.

  • what do they mean by updated engine?? like the same but it doesnt have the same shitty glitches? or kinda the same up something new??

  • Damn i m so much more excited now

  • Now I am even more excited for the game! I am very happy that Telltale is focusing on Bruce Wayne rather than just Batman. :)

  • Will this still be available on PS3 and XBox360?

  • I'm gonna be on a spending spree buying TTG games this year lol

    It just hit me that a lot of big changes are coming at once - new engine improvements, a return to monthly episode releases, and t

  • Yasssss, that's good lol

    600+ pages for one episode, dear God.

  • Super excited for this game! And I'm very happy to hear that the engine is finally getting a much needed update.

    It's crazy how much Telltale has grown since S1 of TWD. Looking forward to learning what other sorts of projects are ahead too!

  • A New Engine would make no Sense in their current work structure. They had to start from the scratch. Only a few developers switch to a New engine. But the majority uses an updated engine like UE4.

    Updated not new. Which is ridiculous because I really think should make a new engine by now.

  • edited March 2016

    Really happy to see new info. I love how you'd be able to choose who to play as in different scenes (Batman/Bruce) It could make for some different experiences while playing this. As well as this Violence/Mercy thing they're talking about, I don't know what it means but it seems cool (be a brutal, complete bone-breaking Batman, or a more terrifying one who strikes fear into his enemies by only using his gaze!!). I like the fact that they are updating their engine too. It should help with the common stutters you get every now and then. And summer? So, can we expect July? Early August? ... Oooh, this game can't come any faster! (At least we still have two more Telltale series to finish off until then. That should tide me over.) (sorry for the long ramble, I'm just really excited to see more)

  • edited March 2016

    The Batman Team are chatting on twitch right now.

  • Neat, thanks for sharing! I'll check it out now!

    The Batman Team are chatting on twitch right now.

  • SPOILER ALERT! The bat mobile is in the game :^)

  • Saweeeet! I wonder what their version looks like...

    SPOILER ALERT! The bat mobile is in the game :^)

  • Missed it ! :\

    Any cool news about it?

    The Batman Team are chatting on twitch right now.

  • Not really besides the bat mobile being confirmed to be in the series.

    Missed it ! Any cool news about it?

  • OzzyUKOzzyUK Moderator

    They didn't say anything new but you can watch it again here

    Missed it ! Any cool news about it?

  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited March 2016

    It's an updated version of the Telltale Tool, the engine they've used for all of their games since their foundation in 2004. They periodically update their engine to support new technology, which causes the system requirements to go up, but results in a better looking game (the former is the reason why they don't do major updates too often, as they try to get their games on as many systems as possible, including low end Windows and Mac PCs, as well as low end iOS and Android devices).

    Here's a visual representation of the evolution of the Telltale Tool and of Telltale's style over the years:

    2005
    Telltale Texas Hold'em
    2006
    Bone: The Great Cow Race
    2007
    Sam & Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die
    2008
    Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
    2009
    Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures
    2010
    Back to the Future: It's About Time
    2011
    Jurassic Park: The Game
    2012
    The Walking Dead: Season One
    2013
    Poker Night 2
    2014
    The Wolf Among Us
    2015
    Tales from the Borderlands
    2016
    The Walking Dead: Michonne

    jamex1223 posted: »

    what do they mean by updated engine?? like the same but it doesnt have the same shitty glitches? or kinda the same up something new??

  • It has a tank.

    AChicken posted: »

    Saweeeet! I wonder what their version looks like...

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