Bad news for those looking forward to playing Tekken 7. A lot of people expect cross-play between PC and consoles. This is because that feature was a huge success in Street Fighter V. However, we might not be getting that feature in Tekken 7 after all.
Tekken 7 will not have cross-play
“It’s not a matter of the technology for getting the PS4/XB1/PC players to match up against each other being the issue, but rather first party company policies and potential security risks alongside the community perceived reputation of PC gamers being cheaters that are hindering the decision to allow cross-platform play.”
You can read the full tweet (in Japanese) on Twitter. A lot of people find this statement surprising because there weren’t many cheaters in Street Fighter V. The issue of hackers in gaming is a big one. However, it’s mostly always restricted to online shooters and MMORPGs and rarely in fighting games.
Unfortunately, a lot of people in Street Fighter V use “RZR_Infiltration” bot which counters your button presses automatically. This appears to be enough of a reason to remove cross-play.
Tekken 7 is a fighting video game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is the ninth installment in the Tekken series, and the first to make use of the Unreal Engine. Two new mechanisms are introduced in the game. The first, Rage Art, allows the player to execute critical attacks that deal roughly 30% damage depending on the character once their health bar is critical, in exchange for inactivating the normal attack power increase. The bound system, which staggers a character to increase opportunity for additional hits, is replaced by Screw Attack, which makes the enemy spin sideways when they are hit airborne, allowing the player to inflict additional hits after they reach the ground.
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