One of the most disappointing things in the previous part was its lack of support for crossplay, due to the deep dispute between Sony and Microsoft at the time. But now, with the new part, and after the joint play has become obvious. The game will support joint play from the first day of the divorce.
This was confirmed by the director of the game Katsuhiro Harada through his account TwitterWhere he was interacting with the followers and answering some questions related to the game. where he said:
“When the previous generation of home consoles was launched, I had already suggested cross-play between the two platforms (holders), however, at that time, they were at odds with each other over their common interests and repeatedly rejected it. Crossplay is more popular these days and is supported by most of the major games, so it makes sense for Tekken 8 to add this feature.”
Harada also reassured the players about the efficiency of the net code, which represents the basic structure of the Internet connection and connection-building system. Where the previous part was suffering from some communication problems due to the infrastructure of the Internet connection system.
Harada concluded his changes by not officially announcing support for the Tekken 8 game for cross-platform play because it has become a natural thing. And it would be absurd if it was used as a promotional advertisement for the game that it supports a system of cross-play.
The fighting game Tekken 8 did not get, until the moment of writing this report, a specific launch date, but it was confirmed that it will be released on the new generation platforms, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, as well as the PC, during the second half of this year 2023.