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Adam Boyes on PS4 Game Interaction: Dead Nation “1st Great Example,” More to Come

March 3, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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When Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition launches this week on PS4 (free to PlayStation Plus members), it will include something the developers like to call Broadcast+ Mode. This mode will allow you to interact with someone else’s game as they stream it through Twitch, voting on 30 different effects that could happen in their game.

Talking about the feature on Twitter was SCEA’s Adam Boyes, who explained how he can’t wait to see more PS4 developers use the interaction feature, bringing up Twitch Plays Pokemon as an example:

We built crowd input into our streaming API in the #PS4 – can’t wait to see more devs integrate external inputs like #TwitchPlaysPokemon.

And it’s been in since Day 1 – Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (coming March 4th) is the 1st GREAT example… More to come.

You won’t have to wait long before another game takes advantage of Twitch interaction, with Daylight allowing for people to vote on in-game events when the game launches next month.

Getting back to Twitch integration, Boyes added how “there is an “interact” button on the stream menu,” while also giving an example of how this feature may be used in other games by saying, “Or choosing the next enemy behind a locked door.”

Adam Boyes then switched gears to the recent Destination PlayStation event, where he played “a ton” of Borderlands 2 on PS Vita, teased that the “next 4 weeks should be good,” and said:

Great to see so many awesome partners, publishers & friends this week at Destination PlayStation. So many great things happening, stay tuned.

In what ways would you like to see interaction implemented into upcoming PS4 games? Let us know in the comments below.