Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment confirmed that Tekken 7 would not support cross-play despite coming out on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Bandai Namco had set the release date of the game on June 2, 2017 for all platforms.
Game Producer Katsuhiro Harada posted his comments about the announcements on Twitter saying that he wants the cross-play feature to push through. He mentioned that either Sony, Microsoft or both would not let them due to platform security issues.
According to GamingBolt, Sony might be the one not allowing the game to support cross-platform play. Microsoft has allowed previous games to be cross-playable between the PC and Xbox One. Meanwhile, Sony has kept all the exclusive games to itself.
No cross-play for the game means that players cannot face others who are playing on a different platform. Furthermore, players would not have the chance to transfer their save files from one platform into another. It would also mean that they have to purchase a copy of the game for each.
— Bandai Namco AU (@BandaiNamcoAU) March 6, 2017
Tekken 7 Arcade Version
Bandai Namco Entertainment first released the game for the Arcade on March 18, 2016, in Japan. It then came out on Southeast Asia and Australia on September 24, 2015.
According to GameSpot, The game retained some aspect from Tekken Revolution where players can no longer bound a character during a combo. In addition, players can no longer catch their opponent rolling and they have also removed the backward roll.
Developers increased the scaling damage for each hit done during a combo. They aim to encourage players to use fewer moves in order for them to maximize their combo damage dealt.
Another move that players can include in their combo is the newest feature, Power Crusher. This attack would continue despite having taken damage from the opponent. Although it allows players to dish out more damage, their defenses would remain vulnerable upon charging.
Rage Arts would also change the flow of battle since it allows players to perform an attack similar to that of Street Fighter’s Super Moves. Players can incorporate this into their combos and deal additional damage.
Previous features such as Item Moves, Stage Effects, and Rage Mode also made their return to this game. Most of them would just retain their effects and purposes in the game with a few minor changes.
Tekken 7 Online Mode for the Arcade
Bandai Namco Entertainment has allowed those playing in the Arcade version of the game to face others playing in a different arcade. Developers tested this by having one player in Japan go against another in Korea.
The test became a success and no issues such as lag occurred. The online mode also allowed players to view both of their characters on the left side of the screen. Once a player achieves 10 victories, the game would automatically return him to the main menu.