Arcade-to-Console Matchmaking for Tekken 7 Could Still Happen

By   /   Dec 21, 2015
Tekken 7 Cross Platform

With Tekken 7 being not only a game that will feature on consoles, but also having a thriving arcade community the ability to combine the two worlds in matchmaking is an interesting idea. It is also one that may not be out of the question, though it comes with some problems.

Talking to GamesRadar Game Designer Michael Murray has revealed that there is an interest in bringing matchmaking between arcade and consoles together. As players in the arcades will have the ability to “go outside” their own arcade and battle people from all over the world, it may even be possible to connect to the PlayStation Network. The problem here though is the players who quit too soon on consoles just because they are losing the match:

“If you’re playing on PS4, you’ve bought that game, you might meet some real jerk online who disconnects because he’s going to lose,” said Murray. “You get angry, but there’s no big deal, because it’s not like it cost you any money because of that. But in the arcade, if you’re linked to that person, you’re paying ¥100 (about $1.00) to play, and the match gets interrupted, then we could get a lot of complaints about that.” So folks like that jerk you knew in middle school who pulled the plug rather than lose might ruin Tekken unification for all of us (freakin’ Craig). But not all is lost, and there’s still the chance that Murray and his team will be able to find a workaround if interest is strong enough: “we haven’t decided one way or the other yet.”

One thing that is noted though is the fact that if this did happen it would probably be in Japan only. As the arcade version of the game does not see the same popularity in the West there may be less of a need for this functionality to come.

Would you like to see matchmaking made available between console and arcade? Let us know your thoughts below.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

AMD Ryzen CPU

The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More