Black Mirror's New Interactive Film Lets You Choose Your Own Ending

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All we know for sure about season 5 of Black Mirror is that it'll feature Miley Cyrus, so if she pops up in the Bandersnatch event tomorrow, we'll have our answer.

Black Mirror fans have already dedicated hours to mapping out the different combinations based on the choices you can make, including one exhaustive effort shared today on Reddit.

Earlier this year, HBO released Steven Soderbergh's interactive series Mosaic, but the interactive component required downloading a separate app to make it work - whereas viewers can "play" the Black Mirror movie within Netflix using their existing remote control. So the only way to play Nohzdyve in 2018 and experience the game the way Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker - who started his career as a video game journalist - envisioned is to download a ZX Spectrum emulator.

The fourth season was six episodes long and aired on Netflix on December 29 previous year.

"In 1984", the YouTube trailer description reads, "a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game and soon faces a mind-mangling challenge".

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There's a bit more to it than that, but the story is frankly secondary to the viewer's ability to navigate toward various outcomes and multiple separate endings.

According to Deadline, Black Mirror will also be getting a complete fifth season - which does not include Bandersnatch - to be released at a later, unannounced date. The book's author is a man named Jerome F. Davies. As a microcosm for the show's ethos, the interactive nature of Bandersnatch is quite engrossing. It shows you things that a regular Black Mirror episode could not.

If you want to watch the trailer for "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch", scroll up.

As you can see, some viewers were better prepared than others when it came to "taking the corner". Will Poulter (The Revenant) and Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing).

The film is subtitled in 28 languages, and dubbed in 10, and it's available on most devices running the latest version of the Netflix app, though it isn't yet supported on Chromecast or Apple TV.

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