'Tekken 7' PC Release Date May Come In Early 2017, Bandai Namco Considers Crossplay Between Gaming PlatformsBy Ron S., UniversityHerald Reporter
The release date of Bandai Namco's "Tekken 7" is set in early 2017 for PC and consoles, such as PlayStation 4, as well as Xbox One. The game developers revealed that they are considering crossplay between the gaming platforms.
Katsuhiro Harada, game producer and director at Bandai Namco, revealed that the game could be launched early of next year. Harada, along with his team at the studios, are considering to allow players on different gaming platforms to pit against each other in the fighting game, GamingBolt reported.
Harada was adamant that the feature could be developed before the game's launch date. The game director has stated that his team at the studios already have an idea on how to tackle the feat.
The game developers have also stated that adding the crossplay feature to the game is relatively an easy process, as gamers are already playing crossplay-enabled games.
Bandai Namco cites that currently it is working out a unified player base to integrate with each gaming platform. One such issue is defining a single network functionality across PC and consoles, according to WCCF Tech.
The game developers also cited that they are looking to suppress, or may it even be eliminate, rampant cheating on the PC, as it is relatively easier done on a computer versus consoles.
"Tekken 7" is set to feature about 30 characters, as well as a cross-over from "Street Fighter's" Akuma. The game developers that new moves are implemeted in the game, along with new battle mechanics such as Rage Arts, Power Crushes, and Rage Drivers, PlayStation Lifestyle reported.
TEKKEN 7 Update!
Playable NEW CHARACTER!!!
— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) May 29, 2015
The game developers have stated that the inclusion of new moves and battle mechanics are to accommodate players from all skill levels. The new installment to the fighting game series would still showcase cinematic story sequences, as it has come to be known.