During recent past weeks, we saw reports of cross-platform support on the forthcoming fighting game Tekken 7. The reports turned out to be true and according to the studio, it is possible on technical grounds as well.
However, the cross-platform support still won’t be happening because the game creator and producer Katsuhiro Harada thinks that PC gamers have a good history of cheating in online games. PC Gaming does offer better graphics optimization options, frame rates and much more, but on the other side, pirating the game, use of hacks and aimbots during the online gameplay is also one of the factors that makes the game developers think twice.
While answering a follower’s question on the Twitter regarding the cross-play support, the game director Harada said that the community thinks that the PC gamers have the reputation of cheating, which is the reason why game shouldn’t be getting the cross-play support between PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Here’s the response of director Harada translated by one NeoGAF user AAK;
“It’s not a matter of the technology for getting the PS4/Xbox One/PC players to match up against each other being the issue, but rather first party company policies and potential security risks,”.
“[That’s] alongside the community perceived reputation of PC gamers being cheaters that is hindering the decision to allow cross platform play.”
— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) September 23, 2016
Barring fair PC gamers from playing online is not the solution as the developers can also work on more anti-cheat softwares. Recently, Valve banned 11,000 CS: CO players in a single day using VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat) while Overwatch also has a good system to counter online cheaters and ban them straightly so that other players can enjoy their game.
Tekken 7 is set for release sometime in 2017. Stay tuned for more updates!