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Tekken 8 Crossplay: Will the game have it?

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The Tekken series has been a staple in the fighting game community since its debut in 1994. Over the years, the franchise has expanded and evolved, continually delivering exciting, high-quality gameplay to its passionate fanbase, Now, with the highly anticipated release of Tekken 8, players have one question on their minds: will the game support crossplay?

The answer is yes, and this article will delve into what this exciting development means for the gaming community.

What is crossplay?

Crossplay, or cross-platform play, allows players from different gaming platforms to compete with one another in multiplayer modes.

Historically, crossplay has been somewhat limited in the gaming industry, primarily due to console exclusivity and platform-specific restrictions.

However, the tides are changing, and crossplay is becoming increasingly more common as developers and publishers recognize the benefits it offers to both players and the gaming community as a whole.

Tekken 8 creator confirms

Katsuhiro Harada, the creator of the Tekken series, recently confirmed on Twitter that Tekken 8 would indeed support crossplay.

In his tweet, Harada revealed that he had initially proposed crossplay for the previous generation consoles but was met with resistance due to mutual interests and peer-to-peer (P2P) security issues between the platform holders.

Despite these initial setbacks, Harada remains committed to making crossplay a reality for Tekken 8:

“Crossplay? Of course, I will. BTW, When the previous generation consoles were released, I had already proposed crossplay between the two platformers. However, at that time, they were at odds with each other over their mutual interests (and P2P security issue) & repeatedly refused.”

How will this benefit Tekken 8 players?

With crossplay confirmed for Tekken 8, players can look forward to a more connected and diverse gaming experience.

Crossplay eliminates the barriers between platforms, allowing friends to compete against each other regardless of their preferred gaming system. It also fosters a more inclusive community, as players from various platforms can join forces in online multiplayer modes, tournaments, and events.

Moreover, crossplay enhances the game’s longevity, as it encourages collaboration and competition among the entire Tekken community, rather than restricting it to specific platforms.

However, crossplay is not without its challenges. Ensuring smooth and balanced gameplay between platforms requires developers to address various technical and logistical issues, such as input lag, matchmaking, and online infrastructure. Harada and his team at Bandai Namco must carefully consider these factors to ensure that Tekken 8 delivers a seamless and enjoyable experience for players across all platforms.

Conclusion/TLDR

In conclusion, the confirmation of crossplay for Tekken 8 represents an exciting step forward for the franchise and the fighting game community.

By bridging the gap between platforms, crossplay will create a more unified, inclusive, and competitive environment for Tekken fans to enjoy.

As Katsuhiro Harada and his team continue to work on Tekken 8, players can look forward to experiencing the benefits of crossplay firsthand when the game launches.

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