Will Tekken 8 have crossplay?

Will Tekken 8 have crossplay?
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Written by 

Dave McAdam

Published 

10th Apr 2023 11:41

Tekken 8 crossplay would be an excellent addition for friends on different platforms, as well as the whole community. Tekken 8 is riding a wave of popularity the series hasn't seen in many years, and may bring more people into the franchise than ever before. Crossplay would be a boon to that, making sure players on all platforms can play together. So it begs the question, will Tekken 8 have crossplay?

Tekken 8 crossplay confirmed

Tekken 8 Crossplay: Marshall Law stomps on Paul
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Any questions about crossplay in Tekken 8 were answered by series director Katsuhiro Harada in a thread on Twitter. In typical Harada fashion, someone asked him a straight question so he gave a straight answer.

Responding to the question of crossplay, Harada said "Crossplay? Of course I will", then proceeded to explain that he had proposed crossplay years earlier but was met with roadblocks. "At that time, they (Xbox and Playstation) were at odds with each other over their mutual interests (and P2P security issue) & repeatedly refused."

Seemingly, crossplay has been a desired feature for Harada and the Tekken team for some time, and now with Tekken 8, they can accomplish this.

Which platforms is Tekken 8 coming to?

Tekken 8 Crossplay: Jun and Kazuya cross paths
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While the wording wasn't totally specific, it seems safe to infer that Tekken 8 will have crossplay across all available platforms. The largest issue was with crossplay between the two major consoles, and that issue seems to be resolved.

As such, players can expect to play against their friends regardless of whether they play on PC via Steam, Xbox Series S or X, or on PlayStation 5. As best as we can tell, Tekken 8 will not be coming to previous generation consoles.

That is it for Tekken 8 crossplay. For all the Tekken 8 news and updates you need, stick with us at GGRecon.

Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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