Tetris Effect’s updated edition, Connected is coming to PlayStation next month after launching exclusive for Xbox – and it will feature cross-platform multiplayer.
Tetris Effect launched in 2018 and was exclusive to PlayStation 4. Then in 2020, an upgraded version of the game called Tetris Effect: Connected became an exclusive launch title for the Xbox Series X and S. This enhanced version of the game developed the base experience, bringing improved competitive and cooperative multiplayer to Tetris Effect. If you were holding out for the update’s release on other consoles, we have great news.
On the PlayStation Blog today, it was confirmed that Tetris Effect: Connected is coming to PlayStation, and will launch in late July. Those who already own Tetris Effect on PlayStation will be able to update their version of the game to Tetris Effect: Connected for free. It will also be playable on PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility.
Tetris Effect: Connected on PlayStation will feature a number of new multiplayer modes where players can team up to take on boss opponents or compete in Zone Battles, where player’s avatars punch eachother as they clear lines. The game’s multiplayer modes will be cross-platform, meaning you can invite players from other console formats to your online games with a Room ID code. A Spectator Mode will allow users to watch intense Tetris showdowns too.
If you want to get a taste of Tetris Effect: Connected on PlayStation ahead of the update’s full release in late July, those who own Tetris Effect already will be able to download a beta version of the game in late June. The beta will be available starting June 23, 8pm Pacific.
You can check out our review of Tetris Effect here, which we scored an 8.5,, calling it “something you’ve likely never experienced.”
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