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Tekken 7 likely isn't getting a Team Battle anytime soon, Harada reveals one thing he's always wanted to do with the series

Harada's Bar shines some new light on features that probably won't make it into the game

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • June 11, 2021 at 10:58 a.m. PDT • Comments: 7

Tekken 7 has seen more content support than even the developers ever expected to give it during its six-year lifespan. Despite this, some fans have questions about what else could potentially be added to the game, should Bandai Namco add anything more.

In the latest episode of Harada's Bar, the Tekken Director himself, Katsuhiro Harada, answered questions alongside Tekken 7 Game Director Kouhei Ikeda. Among those asked, Harada and Ikeda addressed some interesting points including the potential return of Tekken's Team Battle mode and one thing Harada has always wanted to do with the Tekken series, but never got the chance to.

One of the few things that fans still feel is missing from Tekken 7 is a proper Team Battle mode. In past Tekken titles, such as Tekken 3, players could assemble teams of up to eight characters to fight against a friend or the CPU and as one fighter falls, another jumps in to replace them.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Team Battle has a good chance of making it into Tekken 7, as the developers note that after Tekken 2 and Tekken 3, the team stopped including it in their titles because players just weren't playing the mode enough.

Right now, Bandai Namco has no plans of adding Team Battle into Tekken 7.

When asked what the Tekken team wanted to do with the series that they've never gotten the chance to do, Harada said "lots of things." The most standout of the bunch, however, is crossplay, according to Harada.

He notes that he prepared materials to take to Sony and Microsoft to try and work something out for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but he just could not make it happen for various reasons.

Harada says that fans complained about the omission, and that some even later approached Harada to tell him that "crossplay might not be a bad idea," which ultimately pissed him off.

There are a lot more juicy bits of information in this episode of Harada's Bar, so be sure to check it out below.

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