There are no active ads.


Rise of the Tomb Raider Twitch broadcasts let viewers vote on gameplay tweaks

by Joey Davidson | November 11, 2015November 11, 2015 12:30 pm PST

As streaming becomes more of a constant in the world of gaming, developers are slowly but surely making features in their titles specifically meant for streaming.

Take Crystal Dynamics’ recent Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One. Players broadcasting their game on Twitch while playing Expedition Modes like Score Attack and Chapter Replay will let their viewers vote on gameplay changing cards.

The cards might be really advantageous to the player. Or, they might just be absolutely ridiculous. You can vote for your streamers to encounter big head mode, a rainbow trail following Lara or a headshot mechanic that slows time near enemies.

This is really silly stuff, but it’s also very cool. Thanks to things like Twitch Plays Pokémon, it seems like the world of broadcast interaction is about to explode.

What do you think of this nifty feature?

Order This From Amazon

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...