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Tetris Effect’s Connected Update Will Deliver Cross-Platform Play

Tetris Effect: Connected
Image: Enhance

Tetris Effect’s Connected mode is set to bring everyone together, across multiple gaming platforms.

And by “bring everyone together”, we mean make people their fellow players with the fury of a billion burning suns. Because, in the world of multiplayer games, there are few things more infuriating than watching an opponent’s completed puzzle pieces materialise on your screen. It’s a nightmare in Puyo Pop Fever and it’s a nightmare in Tetris Effect: Connected.

But Tetris Effect: Connected is still an awful lot of fun and while the online mode that warranted the Connected moniker was an Xbox exclusive, it’s now coming to all consoles. So anyone who owns Tetris Effect will get the Connected upgrade for free and be able to play against players on all platforms, even the Oculus Quest.

Publishers Enhance have released a video to explain how the update will work but there are going to be two betas, one starting this week, a closed beta and an open beta. Towards the end of July, the finished Connected update will be rolled out to all platforms. Though, as anyone who got in on the original Guilty Gear Strive beta can tell you, if there are problems with network play it may be delayed.

Tetris Effect is available on PS4, Playstation 5 (via backwards compatibility), Oculus Quest, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. The Connected upgrade will ultimately be free to anyone who’s purchased Tetris Effect.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.