Xbox 360 gamers worldwide find themselves unable to experience the full extent of co-op mode online.
Whilst PS3 gamers have no issues, Xbox 360 users aren’t able to use one of the basic features offered with Tekken x Street Fighters multiplayer. If you’re playing at home on a PS3, you and a friend can both pick up a pad and jump online as a co-op mode team and fight against other teams of 2 players, who are also sitting comfortably in front of 1 television in a tag-team battle royale. If you’re an Xbox 360 user though, this privilege is denied to you. Whilst 4 players can sit down and enjoy the tag-team co-op mode offline, they can’t go online and fight other people across the world.
After a number of calls and emails to Capcom asking if this was a glitch or problem, Capcom assistant producer Tomoaki Ayano issued the following response on the Capcom Unity blog:
“Hello Street Fighter X Tekken players, this is Ayano again.
First of all, we want to thank our fans for all of the support and positive comments we’ve received since Street Fighter X Tekken was released last week. We are extremely proud of the game… it was a huge undertaking for us all and it makes us happy to know that so many players are enjoying our game.
Secondly, we’ve been asked by some players of the Xbox 360 version about the 4-player co-op mode and why it doesn’t work when two players team up (locally) and attempt to play online. Unfortunately, due to time and resource issues, we weren’t able to get that feature into the Xbox 360 version and we apologize to those players who were looking forward to it. Throughout the development process, there are times when new features are added (and we added a lot of them!) and there are also times where we have to make tough decisions regarding things to cut. This was one of those times. This mode is supported in the PlayStation 3 version, however, since we tackled that earlier and found the architecture of their system to be more conducive to implementing it. This is the most content we’ve ever packed into a Street Fighter game, so we hope that there are plenty of other modes and features to keep everyone busy for a long time.
With that said, we have some information regarding new updates for Street Fighter X Tekken coming up soon, so we’ll keep you posted!”
It’s speculated that the new updates mentioned will be an official announcement of the characters already found on the Street Fighter x Tekken disc.