Tetris Effect Connected launches on (almost) all platforms with cross play next week

by: Rob -
More On: Tetris Effect

Ever since the upgrade to Tetris Effect, Tetris Effect: Connected, was announced as a timed Xbox exclusive last November I have been anxiously awaiting its release on PS4/PS5. That wait is finally drawing to a close. Connected will launch for the Sony eco-system on August 18th, as well as see it's debut on Steam and introduce cross-platform play. The big difference between Connected and the base Tetris Effect game is the introduction of a much more multiplayer based shared experience. So the platforms are all catching up with feature parity there, but there's also a lot going on with the update across the board so the Tetris Effect official site has been helpful to spell it all out there, as well as point the video linked below that narrates the changes and updates. The high points of the site's announcements:

  • Cross-platform play between all current versions of the game (Steam, PS4, Epic Games Store, Oculus Quest, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Store PC, including Xbox Game Pass).
  • Bonus features include a new Spectator Mode, as well as PAL and “Slow” speed modes, coming to all versions of the game.
  • New performance or fidelity graphic options to boost resolution for Oculus Quest 2 headsets.
  • Remote Play available on the PS4 version.
  • Skill Rating (SR) reset in all versions of the game to re-calibrate matchmaking between similarly-skilled players (FYI current SR will be immortalized on the game’s website).

The other big news is that Tetris Effect: Connected is also coming to the Switch! While I haven't seen an official announcement anywhere connected to the official site, there is a store page up now on the Nintendo shop site with a release date for October 8th: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/tetris-effect-connected-switch/  

Something to keep an eye on. Tetris Effect is one of the best games of the last few years. Period. And I can't wait to get my hands on the Connected game modes.