Tekken 8, the upcoming game in the popular fighting franchise, is set for a major evolution. This is according to Katsuhiro Harada, the game’s creator. For the first time, Tekken 8 will exclusively release on current-gen consoles and PC, skipping last-gen platforms.
Many gamers might think the new consoles’ power makes Tekken 8 stand out. However, Harada revealed that it’s the PS5’s solid-state drive (SSD) that’s the game-changer. In a recent PLAY magazine interview, Harada noted the PS5 SSD’s speed. It puts players into matches faster than ever, meaning gamers can get into rematches quickly.
He said this is“probably even the biggest thing that’s gonna evolve the player experience.”
The Graphics Will Be More Polished
This significant statement shows the PS5’s SSD speed is more than a marketing gimmick. It has a practical impact on the player experience. Of course, Tekken 8 is also using the new consoles’ added horsepower. Based on gameplay clips, the game has more polish and impressive graphics than its predecessor, Tekken 7.
In addition to improved performance, Harada confirmed Tekken 8 will have rollback netcode and crossplay. These features are important in fighting games. They let players on different platforms compete online with minimal latency issues.
Tekken 8’s story mode is another aspect fans are looking forward to. Following the events of Tekken 7, players can expect a more intricate narrative, focusing on both new and returning characters. As with previous installments, the game’s story mode will provide an opportunity for players to delve deeper into the Tekken universe and the characters’ motivations, further enriching the gaming experience.
Another exciting prospect for the upcoming fighter title is the potential inclusion of guest characters from other franchises. Previous games have featured guest fighters like Akuma from Street Fighter and Negan from The Walking Dead, which added a fresh dynamic to the gameplay. With Tekken 8, fans are speculating on which guest characters might make an appearance, further heightening the anticipation for the game’s release. Overall, the combination of advanced technology, improved gameplay, and compelling storytelling promises to make Tekken 8 a must-play title for this summer.
There’s no official release date yet for Tekken 8. However, Bandai Namco Entertainment confirmed it will be on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and Windows PC. The exclusivity of Tekken 8 to current-gen platforms means developers can use new technology for a more engaging experience. With the PS5’s SSD and other advancements, Tekken 8 is shaping up to be a significant evolution eagerly awaited by fans.