The leading producer and developer of virtually all existing games from the Tekken series Katsuhiro Harada has noted an increase in player interest in multiplayer games amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Harada himself and his development team are currently working on improving this particular aspect of the game.
"With the rise of esports, COVID-19 shifted player attention toward the online aspect of [Tekken 7]," he says. "I think players weren't necessarily forced to move to online play, but rather is just something that comes naturally with the frequency of esports done online. This is why we are currently working on an update to improve the online experience and liven up the scene in a different way than usual."