Hi, this is Harada, chief producer of the Tekken project. We’ve made you wait a long time, but we can finally tell you that Tekken 8 is in production. Have you seen the first trailer yet?
This trailer was actually taken directly from a certain part of the in-development Tekken 8 story mode, played on PlayStation 5. In other words, all character models, backgrounds and effects are the same as used in-game. Although this was captured from the story mode, this is not a pre-rendered footage made for the trailer, but rather a real-time rendered footage , running at 60 frames per second, similar to how you would experience the game in versus battle modes. (Of course, some effects, dialogues and camera angle are being updated and may change when the game is launched)
The Tekken series has always been known for its story mode’s dramatic pre-rendered movies. And besides, we also have a lot of other exciting Tekken 8 content that we would love to show you. However, for our first announcement, we’ve chosen to focus on content that showcases just how good this game is on PS5.
In the trailer, you can see this level of quality in the newly created playable character models that are completely different from the current Tekken 7, and in small details like the way the water droplets run down the character’s skin. . This is not footage created solely for trailer purposes, but a real-time rendering of what is happening on the game screen.
In addition, if you pay attention to the background during the battle, you can see dynamic waves and tornadoes, a huge oil tanker gradually falling apart, a storm made so realistic that you can feel the wind pressure, the density rain.
These are all fight scene effects for use in this title. We are of course working hard to further improve the quality. In the latest build-in-progress, the quality improves day by day, with the giant oil tanker approaching the shore in the background and large flames blazing near where the character is standing. We hope you can’t wait to see them in the game!
Additionally, the Tekken series holds the record for the longest history of a video game. Much like the Tekken 7 ending dialogue mentioned, this new entry will focus on the father and son showdown between Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama. As for the significance of the scene in the trailer and its importance to the main story,… we can’t wait for you to find out when the game releases.
However, the game is still in development, so I’m afraid we’ll have to ask you to wait a bit longer.
The entire development team works hard to make this title worthwhile, so thank you very much for your support.