The upcoming fighting game Tekken 7 has been leaked onto the Windows Store, and not only has it shown off a number of screenshots for the upcoming game, but it’s also revealed that it will be available on Xbox One and PC and even have support for up to eight different players.
Previously, Tekken 7 had been a game that was exclusively for arcade machines in Japan, and had yet to see anything about a console release anywhere. However, now that wait seems to nearly be over. Ranging from various tournaments to an E3 2016 trailer that showed Street Fighter antagonist Akuma fighting Tekken’s own Heihachi, anticipation for Tekken 7 has been building steadily.
With Tekken 7’s leak onto the Windows Store, a variety of new possibilities opens up. This is the first purely Tekken game to be put onto a PC (the only game before was Street Fighter X Tekken, a game that got a rather lackluster reception in the fighting game community). Tekken 7 will apparently be on both Steam and the Windows Store, which opens up the possibility of the game’s addition to Microsoft’s Play Anywhere program.
The program allows users of Windows computers and Xbox One consoles to be able to play certain games on both platforms, and with it we may be seeing cross-platform multiplayer for Tekken users on both consoles.
However, there’s one other thing that’s also intriguing: The game’s store page also claims that it supports multiplayer ranging from 2 to 8 players. If that’s true, it’s likely that Bandai-Namco put that feature in to help with the game’s e-sports scene. The ability to support eight separate players could definitely be handy for doing tournaments.
Either way we’ll have to wait until Microsoft actually confirms that the game is coming to Windows and Xbox at all. Tekken 7 is slated to release on regular consoles worldwide sometime in early 2017.