Tekken 7 developer says cross-play between Xbox One/PS4 is up to Sony
Tekken 7 will come next year to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and being a fighting game, many fans are asking whether there is a cross-play between these systems. Well, if you too are in favor of this feature, Bandai Namco has a suggestion for you: ask Sony to make it possible.
On Twitter a fan questioned Michael Murray, designer of Tekken 7, if there was the possibility that there could be cross-play on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, to which the developer replied “please ask Sony. Microsoft already publicly said they’re interested in cross platform.”
@IPT_eL please ask Sony. MS already publicly said they’re interested in cross platform
— Michael Murray (@mykeryu) August 5, 2016
In April, Microsoft announced that they were ready and willing to have a cross-platform between Xbox LIVE system and service of Sony, PlayStation Network. However, the Japanese company has shown lukewarm in this respect, and still does not give a position on it.
A clear example of this situation is the title of Psyonix, Rocket League, which has a ready infrastructure for cross-play between the current consoles. ” Well, right now we’re literally at the point where all we need is the go-ahead on the Sony side and we can, in less than a business day, turn it on and have it up and working no problem,” said the studio in July.
Tekken 7 is already available in Japanese arcades, but will debut in January 2017 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with Akuma from Street Fighter as a guest character.
What do you think about this news? Would you like Tekken 7 to have cross-play?