Tekken 7 may not support cross-play due to first party companies and potential security risks

Cross-play is a feature that a lot of gamers were looking forward to. While Microsoft tested this feature back in the X360 days with Shadowrun, it was never really supported by other developers until recently. And while Street Fighter V offers such a thing, it appears that the next ‘big’ fighting game won’t.

According to Tekken project leader, Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken 7 won’t support cross-play due to first party company policies, as well as potential security hacks.

As Katsuhiro tweeted (translated by Avoiding The Puddle):

“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 is hindering the decision to allow cross platform play.”

So there you have it, no cross-play between PC, Xbox One and PS4. Which really sucks as one of the coolest features of Street Fighter V is the ability to play with your friends, no matter the platform they game on.

Here is hoping that Bandai Namco will re-consider it.

Tekken 7 releases in 2017!

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