It is a good time for preventing video games, with the superb Avenue Fighter 6 and the stable Mortal Kombat 1 launching this yr. In fact, Tekken 8 is simply a few months away too, and that seems to be shaping up very properly certainly. Curiously, Katsuhiro Harada, aka the face of Tekken, lately famous the sport was due out a lot sooner, nevertheless it needed to be moved to keep away from a sure different fighter.
In his YouTube present Harada’s Bar, the director reveals Tekken 8 was deliberate to launch a lot before its present twenty sixth January 2024 date. As you possibly can see within the above video, Harada will not expose which title, nevertheless it’s fairly clear he is speaking about Avenue Fighter 6. Apparently, it and Tekken 8 had been each concentrating on a launch on 2nd June.
“We came upon about it two years in the past… That title’s launch date occurred to be the identical as Tekken 8,” Harada says. “We had been like, ‘What ought to we do?’ However there was not a lot we may do, so we determined to delay our launch date by half a yr.”
He says neither sport would profit from each launching on the identical time. Apparently, Harada’s crew reached out to Capcom and the 2 firms talked concerning the launch dates for his or her video games. “Similar style firms do not get alongside that a lot however typically some form of instinct kicks in,” Harada recollects. “And we determined to tell one another concerning the launch date. Then we came upon the discharge date was on the identical day.”
Harada additionally admits that the crew was considering of pushing again the sport anyway: “We had manner an excessive amount of to do, and felt like we would have liked to delay the discharge date in any case,” he says. The actual fact Capcom’s fighter was launching on the identical time gave Bandai Namco a chance to purchase a while and proceed improvement on Tekken 8.
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