Tekken 8 Director Confirms Cross-Play & Rollback Arrival

The director and chief producer for the upcoming fighting game Tekken 8, Katsuhiro Harada, has confirmed that the game will receive cross-play and rollback netcode functionality.

The former means that owners of the title on different platforms will be able to battle each other, while rollback reduces input lag online and provides a generally smoother and more cohesive online experience.

Further, Harada thinks that the number of playable characters will be higher than what Capcom will implement in Street Fighter 6 at launch. However, he seemed more uncertain on this matter, contrasting his certainty on rollback and cross-play.

This news is pretty exciting as these facets are the must-haves of fighting games nowadays. Hopefully, we will learn of the release date or window for Tekken 8 soon.

Tekken 8 marks significant growth for the franchise, seeing the return of Jun Kazama and a heavy focus on several story elements. Past grudges will be settled here, with the most iconic being Jin and Kazuya. Further, the visuals have been upgraded to meet modern standards, boasting terrific character models, environments, and textures. We’re undoubtedly looking forward to this ambitious fighter’s release.

Tekken 8 will release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC at an unknown time.

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