The Tekken 7 PS4 version comes with a couple of sweat exclusive bonuses that can make the overall experience feel more pleasant. Aside from legacy costumes for select characters, the PS4 exclusive Jukebox mode can be a deal-breaker for some. However, a recent datamine has hinted that these features are only timed exclusive on the PS4.
Datamined files recently surfaced online and aside from the contents of the paid DLCs being leaked, files of the PS4 exclusive content were found on the PC version. According to the dataminer, the PS4 files were originally in the PC build but was later removed. “It looks like some of the DLC stuff is already decided: the ‘exclude path’ variable is the same used for the stuff exclusive for PS4 (it seems like it was in the PC build and they removed them),” said moddah on the Zetaboards forum.
Worth Waiting Out?
The leak has ignited speculations that the PS4 exclusive content might make its way to other platforms, namely the PC and Xbox One. For those who have yet to purchase Tekken 7, is it worth it waiting out to see if these features make its way to other platforms?
The PS4 exclusive legacy costumes allows players to suit up King, Jin, and Xioayu with their classic outfits from Tekken 2 and Tekken 4. Meanwhile, Juke Box mode allows players to customize their battle stage theme playlist per arena. Basically, previous soundtracks in the series can be swapped with older music in the series via the Juke Box mode.
Absent from the datamine is virtual reality support. Currently, virtual reality support is exclusive on the PlayStation VR. However, virtual reality support for Tekken 7 has disappointed critics, as many stated that the feature was unnecessary.
Graphical & Gameplay Differences
Aside from the exclusive content, there’s more differences across platforms. According to Digital Foundry’s analysis, Tekken 7 looks better on the PS4 than on Xbox One. The PS4 has an 864 resolution and has better texturing than the Xbox One version. Meanwhile the Xbox One version has a 720p resolution and lacks the bokeh effect during match introductions.
Meanwhile, the PS4 Pro version runs at a native 1080p resolution and has better texture effects than both the PS4 and Xbox One. As expected, the PC version has the best graphical quality and can run at a 1440p resolution.
Despite the differences in graphical quality, Bandai Namco good a did job in making the frame-rate smooth across all platforms. The game runs at a smooth 60fps on all versions.
However, graphical quality isn’t the only difference across the PC and console versions. Loading times is absurdly high on the Xbox One, taking twice as long as the rest in setting up a match. Here’s the load time results based on Digital Foundry’s test:
- PS4: 22 seconds
- PS4 Pro: 24 seconds
- Xbox One: 40 Seconds
- PC: 15 seconds
Additionally, input lag is different across platforms. According to a test by Woodall, the game has around 7.2 frames of input lag on both the PS4 and PS4 Pro. Meanwhile, the Xbox One version has a 6.3 frames of input lag. In comparison, Woodall said Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has 5.7 frames of input lag. However, this small amount of input lag won’t matter much to casual players, so pick the version you’re most comfortable with.
On a sad note, there’s more than just gameplay performance and graphical differences for Tekken 7. Currently, many PS4 players are reportedly unable to play online matches. I have experienced the same issue since launch as the game frequently brought up connection error prompts in both ranked and unranked matches.