As with every fighting game in existence, it is very likely that we will be hearing about the problematic issue of Tekken 7 rage-quitting post-release.
There are always players who love to pull the plug when they are on the brink of defeat, messing up the gameplay experience for others. Hence, it is pleasing to know that the developer is readying a system of penalties that will hopefully force toxic players from not indulging themselves in Tekken 7 rage-quitting.
Speaking with GameSpot in a recent interview, series producer Katsuhiro Harada stated that his development team is fully aware of the problem. However, he refrained from sharing any details about the kind of penalties out of fear that hackers and modders may come up with a bypass.
You can’t keep someone from physically pulling out the LAN cable, so the only thing you can do is make them not want to do that by having some kind of penalties. Although we can’t really go into that at the moment, we do have penalties planned for that. We don’t want to go into a lot of detail right now because the hackers and such will already start about thinking of ways to circumvent that. But we do have plans to implement some penalties.
Without knowing details of the Tekken 7 rage-quitting penalties, there is no way of confirming whether it will have any impact on the situation. Bandai Namco has learned a lot from the mistakes of Street Fighter V, and it is likely that its system will fare better. Capcom on the other hand had to adjust its system multiple times to curb rage-quitting.
Elsewhere in the interview, Harada also revealed how feedback from the arcade edition of the game proved vital in improving the “master” edition. One of the common complaints was regarding the character costumes, which many players thought “didn’t feel as fresh.” Based on that, Bandai Namco made a lot of improvements to the cosmetic options of the upcoming Tekken 7 title.
They were saying the characters costumes were the same as past installments, which was done intentionally to establish the characters, but they said it didn’t feel as fresh because of that. The same costume designs. And also the look of the game; it doesn’t look so drastically different than past installments. So for Fated Retribution, which was an update to the arcade edition, we made a lot of additions to the costumes for the existing characters. And also changed the filter to make the dark areas more dark, the light areas more light to give it more contrast to have more visual appeal.
Tekken 7 is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 2. Most recently, a new trailer revealed all of its game modes.