Tekken 8 was publicly unveiled during the latest PlayStation State of Play
Fans were startled when Bandai Namco revealed the next generation of Tekken during today’s PlayStation State of Play, announcing that Tekken 8 would be the game that fans would be playing next.
Fans not only got to view the game for the first time, but they also got to witness genuine real-time rendered video from the game’s ongoing story mode. Although not much more was disclosed, the amazing visuals show Kazuya and Jin battling it out in the rain while utilizing the character models, scenery, and effects that will be used throughout the whole game.
According to Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken 8 will continue “the longest-running tale in a video game” and take up utilizing the clues from Tekken 7’s finale with an emphasis on a father-son battle between Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama.
This degree of craftsmanship can be seen in the newly designed playable character models in the teaser, which clearly distinguishes itself from the existing Tekken 7, as well as in minute elements like the way water drips down the skin of the character, according to Harada. “This is a real-time portrayal of what is happening on the game screen, not just video made for promotional reasons.”
The lack of a release window or date for Tekken 8 suggests that it won’t be released until 2024 or later. After a Tekken 8 teaser at Evo 2022, Tekken 7 was launched in 2015 and has continued to get upgrades as recently as last month.
Additionally, it has been announced that the game will be made available on Steam only for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and next-generation platforms. That should imply the inclusion of crossplay to increase the player base of the game.
More details regarding the game will probably be released shortly by Bandai, maybe during the Tokyo Games Show in 2022.