Tekken 7, the latest major entry into the long-running fighting game series, is set to finally come out on the PlayStation 4 and other platforms on June 2. And in an interview with GameSpot at a recent preview event series designer Katsuhiro Harada shared a few details on the game’s story mode, cross-play between platforms, and punishment for rage-quitters.
According Harada, the company has plans to deal with rage-quitters but couldn’t go further into details regarding it. Here’s what he had to say:
“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.”
On bringing cross-play between PlayStation 4 and other platforms to Tekken 7, Harada said:
“Since Tekken has three platforms, to do [cross-play] is much more difficult because fighting games are peer-to-peer, which means you connected directly to your opponent,” Harada said through a translator, producer Michael Murray. “That means all the security protocols regarding PSN or Xbox Live, the user IDs and such, is quite difficult to match that–not technologically.”
Apart from the interview, it was also revealed at the preview event that the story mode of the game will feature several third-person shooting sequences as well as quick time events. Bandai Namco also released a new trailer for Tekken 7, showing off all of the game’s modes including the story mode called “The Mishima Saga” , a Jukebox mode, an Arcade mode, a Tournament Mode, and a Gallery mode.