Announced in November, Dragon Ball The Breakers will take the form of an asymmetric multi-player game, in which one player takes on the role of one of the Villains, while the others take on the role of civilians seeking to survive. The idea divides, and the recent statements of Bandai Namco risk to not please the majority of the excited players.
Expected this year on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4, PS5 and Switch, Dragon Ball: The Breakers is multiplayer game set in the Xenoverse universe that will be sold at a discount and which should receive regular updates of content and fonctionalities. Dragon Ball The Breakers will come with the big bad guys of the license, namely Buu, Frieza or even Cell, against civilian characters devoid of powers. They will have to find the keys, which will activate a time machine capable of getting them out of trouble.
CROSS-PLAY AND CROSS-SAVE
Playable only in multi if we put aside the tutorial which will be playable alone, Dragon Ball The Breakers will not however allow all players to connect and play together. As the industry as a whole introduces cross-play and cross-save mechanics more and more often, Bandai Namco seems to have decided to not integrate it with this new title. In an interview with Siliconera, producer Ryosuke Hara was asked about the possibility of playing with other people who have other platforms.
His answer is clear: at present, there is “no plan to support cross-platform and cross-save”. An announcement that may displease players interested in the title, but nothing says that these features will not be introduced in a future update. In this same interview, we also learn that including the conceptual phase, Dragon Ball The Breakers has been in development for about 3 years, and that there will be a link between the save data of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and The Breakers.
Ryosuke Hara, however, did not wish to discuss the roadmap of the title, but no doubt that we will know more with the approach of the release. Finally, the producer mentioned the influences of the game, without ever mentioning the other games of the genre. According to him, it was the Dragon Ball universe itself that was the main source of inspiration.
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