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Tekken 8 Will Have Cross-Play and Rollback Netcode

Tekken 8 will feature both cross-play and rollback netcode, creator Katsuhiro Harada has confirmed. The upcoming fighter is set to release on the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

Tekken 8 is the first time the series will feature cross-play

In response to a fan, Harada revealed that Tekken 8 wouldn’t have been the first time a mainstream entry featured cross-play between all platforms, had it not been for Sony and Microsoft famously being at loggerheads.

Harada said that he had proposed adding cross-play to Tekken 7 but “the two platformers” (read: Sony and Microsoft) continued to turn him down because “they were at odds over their mutual interests.” The companies also expressed concerns about peer-to-peer security issues.

As far as rollback netcode is concerned, Harada revealed that it has already been implemented in Tekken 8. Apparently, Bandai Namco Entertainment refrained from announcing both cross-play and rollback netcode because, in Harada’s words, “even if we make big announcements, people like you will only say things like, ‘waaaa! That’s normal in this day and age.’”

“So shut up and sit the hell down,” he eloquently added.

Powered by Unreal Engine 5, Tekken 8 is being co-developed by Bandai Namco and Arika. A release window for the game has yet to be revealed.

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