Tekken 8 is skipping a PS4 iteration, if you didn't know, and will instead be taking full advantage of PS5's fancy new tech. And while all aspects of the lovely machine are utilised, it's actually the SSD which will transform the player's experience, and not necessarily the extra graphical muscle (although that helps).
Franchise boss Katsuhiro Harada made some choice comments in the latest issue of PLAY Magazine (thanks, MP1ST), stating that the ability to put players into matches faster is "probably even the biggest thing that’s gonna evolve the player experience in the game.”
Harada has been saying other things we like the sound of, too, and while we still don't have a firm release window, it's starting to look like the next instalment of the venerable fighter could take the series to a whole new level. How excited are you for Tekken 8? Where does the series sit in terms of other modern fighting franchises? Let us know in the comments section below.
[source pocketmags.com, via mp1st.com]
Tekken 8 and Street Fighter 6 will be two games I will be switching back and forth to. I’m excited for both. Throw in KOF15 in there too.
What a year for fighting games. To think we are getting Tekken 8 , SF 6 and MK 12 possibly all in the same year is nuts.
@KaijuKaiser tekken 8 isn’t coming out this year.
@4kgk2 What makes you think that? They’ve been dropping trailers like crazy. Wouldn’t surprise me if it releases in fall or early winter
@KaijuKaiser Harada said it not coming this year and the game still in it’s alpha stage.
I hope they include team battle this time
I am on the fence of waiting for this or trying Street Fighter 6. I was a HUGE Tekken Tag fan on PS2. One of my favorite console launch gamers ever outside of Mario 64. Easily my favorite PS console launch game ever. I played a good amount of SF4 but not 5 and 6 is looking good but not sure and instead of playing both and being average at both i would prefer to get one and put all my practice and online time in on one play style. This is a hard decision, but i am happy to see fighting games alive and coming out to big fanfare.
@4kgk2 Got a source on that? Not being antagonistic; genuinely curious.
I plan on buying Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, and Mortal Kombat 12 all day one.
Keeping my fingers crossed for the online services to be up at least for 2 years
remember even on psone tekken series usually had quick loading time, with ssd I think there will be no loading time on tekken 8
Will be hoping this has lots of single player content
Will they give players a way to remove all the cosmetic crap that they rammed into Tekken 7?
I'm sure some people like all that stuff and it's great that they've got it, but I genuinely dislike the arcade and Vs modes where you are fighting an opponent with an oversized flamingo on their back, star glasses and a pink hat.
I'd just love a slider in the options that turns all that off and keeps the characters in their, much cooler, costumes when I'm playing.
Can't wait 🥰 Beat up enemies with Jin Kazama and Leroy Smith in Unreal Engine 5.
@shonenjump86 If SNK fixes KOF 15 matchmaking, then I would join you.
@Green-Bandit SF6 and Tekken 8 are two very different fighting games. SF is 2D while Tekken is 3D.
It's like comparing overwatch to battlefield, just because they're both shooters.
@rachetmarvel right, it’s actually been awhile since I played online with KOF. I forgot about it’s bad matchmaking.
During the PS4 gen, I was basically working on buying one of each fighting game I've enjoyed as a finale. Tekken had yet to happen, so I'm likely to purchase Tekken 8 at some point as the last Tekken game I'll buy.
@JP80 There should be an arcade mode at least with cutscenes?
I know Tekken 7 had a story mode of sorts.
@rachetmarvel i agree and thats why i want to maybe just pick one and try and learn the in’s and out and play competitively online vs getting both and not having the proper time with each to get as good as i can. They are for sure different and i am no closer to making a decision as to which i prefer to play. They both do really good things.
@KidRyan was decent enough in 7 but they are gonna have to have a few more options judging by sf6 additions
@JP80 I suppose so if they want to be competitive.
I'm really hoping it's not a handful of characters and the rest of the characters are dlc at a fiver a character; like the majority of fighting games the last 6 or so years , really put me off buying any fighting games 🙄
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