It just isn’t a good week for Xbox gamers, is it? It appears that when it comes to local or online play in Street Fighter X Tekken, it’s all or nothing, say the folks over at Capcom. If you want to go online with a pal and share your gamertag, that’s not something you’ll be able to achieve. PS3 gamers, you’re okay on this front. Apparently there’s something about the way gamertags are set up versus PSN IDs.
“”The reason for this difference is because of the architecture differences between gamertags and PSN ID,” VP Christian Svensson writes at the Capcom Unity forums “. I’m not sure of the technical details, but basically it amounts to: Sony made it so you can mix and match online and offline, and Microsoft made it so you can’t.”
Is it too early to call shenanigans on this? Because Halo 3 supports this function by allowing other players to sign on as guests. Mortal Kombat did the same thing, if you want to use a more recent example from the fighting game genre. According to the people at Capcom, there are no current plans to update the game to include this functionality in the Xbox 360 version of the game.
And to think that aside from achievements, the Xbox 360’s supposed superior online functionality was what made it unique at the outset of this console generation.