As promised last July, Advanced Games announced that Tetris Effect: Connected going live through a free update on August 18th, adding cross-platform support for all Tetris effect versions. This includes Playstation 4, (playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility), Xbox One and Series X/S, and PC platforms.
An overview of the update is as follows:
- Cross-platform play between all current versions of the game.
- 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 graphics options for increased resolution for the Oculus Quest 2 headset.
- Remote Play is available on the PlayStation 4 version.
- Skill Rating (SR) is reset in all versions of the game to recalibrate the mix between players with similar skills (FYI’s current SR will be immortalized on the game’s website). play).
The aforementioned bonus features are detailed below.
- Spectator mode (Friend matches only) – The Tetris effect Community’s most requested feature! Between four and six additional players, depending on multiplayer, can join a match to watch as a spectator (and emojis from the sidelines in real time), adding versatility Active and convenient for anyone hoping to run or stream tournaments, or simply get in, it’s easier to join and exit the game with a group of friends.
- PAL Speed (Classic Score Attack Mode, Friend and Local Matches Only) – A new option designed to recreate the feel of the European PAL format of Tetris games from the Nintendo Entertainment System, including lower frame rates, faster horizontal motion, and faster fall rates in the following levels.
- Slow Speed (Regional Battle Mode, Local and Friend Match Only) – The flip side of Super Fast mode, this option, well, slows things down, with longer entry times for the new Tetriminos, slower Erase Line speeds, and slower horizontal motion. Useful for both beginner and advanced players alike, who can use delay for more efficient stacking and more devastating Zone Attacks.
We will update our readers when Tetris Effect: Connected live broadcast.