And that title really says it all. Well, not quite. This won't be just any old beta, this will be one of the first times that cross-platform play is put to the test. That's right, during the beta players on both PC and PlayStation 4 will be able to play against each other. What a strange time to be alive! It's like the future promised by the 1990s is finally here. Not only that but the beta will be global and run through October 22nd - 25th. Shoryuken!
The best part though will be the combined leader-boards, which should hopefully put an end to the age old PC vs Console debate. Or at the very least, add some much needed fuel to that fire.
PS4 to PC Cross-Platform Play
We will be testing out PS4 to PC cross-platform play functionality on October 24th and 25th. This is a first for us and we are very excited for players across both platforms to finally have a chance to battle one another. Make sure to bring your best strategies as the number of people that you can fight against will be that much larger this time around.
Since the last beta, we’ve announced quite a few new characters and I’m pleased to confirm that they will be selectable during the beta. When the beta launches, Ken, Necalli, Vega and R. Mika will be selectable. As we’re still reviewing our content delivery system, Rashid will be added in on day two (October 23rd) and Karin added on day three (October 24th). The characters from the previous beta: Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Birdie, Nash and M. Bison will not be selectable this time around.
Do you desire to only play the strongest around? Well, ranked matchmaking will definitely be the way to go. Players will be automatically paired with someone of equal skill, with pairings becoming more difficult the better one performs. GET HYPE!
We will be keeping track of the beta’s cream of the crop through our leaderboards. This is the perfect time to show everyone (PC and PS4 users) that you’re the best around as your name shines brightly above the others.