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Harada, who has worked on the franchise for almost 30 years, replied to a fan on Twitter who asked if the game will have crossplay between platforms.
“Crossplay? Of course, I will,” he wrote.
“When the previous generation consoles were released, I had already proposed crossplay between the two platformers,” he said.
“However, at that time, they were at odds with each other over their mutual interests (and P2P security issue) and repeatedly refused.”
Harada then went on to tweet that while there are “still some problems left,” with implementing crossplay, it will be implemented in the game.
“Remember when they announced they were open to crossplay a few years ago?” Harada tweeted. “But in reality, they didn’t actively support third parties at the time, and the hurdles were actually quite high. There are still some problems left, but it will be possible.”
Bandai Namco recently streamed a 36-minute breakdown of the fighting sequel’s gameplay mechanics, including its heat system, rage system, and recovery gauge.
It plans to hold closed alpha tests for Tekken 8 across multiple locations globally to gather feedback on the new systems.
The first closed alpha test was held at Evo Japan, which ran from March 31 to April 2. To participate, players needed to apply via a special website.
Tekken 7 was released for arcades in 2015 before making it way to PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in June 2017.
Last December, Harada said Tekken 7 had topped 10 million sales, taking lifetime franchise sales to over 54 million units.