SoulCalibur IV Gets Online PlayOnline multiplayer is by no means a given when it comes to the fighting genre. Sure its the norm for an FPS, but in a genre which at the top level is all about split-second timing theres mixed opinions about online bouts. SoulCalibur IV Director Katsutoshi Sasaki has confirmed to video games magazine EGM that the game will include online play. "Whats changed this time round is that the next-gen platforms have network infrastructure already in place," said Sasaki. "Weve heard from fans that they really want the game to be online, so we figured that, with the current environment, we really couldnt make SC4 without online play." SoulCalibur IV is scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 in 2008.