Tekken 8’s director promised to improve online play following feedback from the closed network test last month.
In an interview with IGN, Katsuhiro Harada told us what the development team learned from Tekken 8’s closed network test: “We were foreseeing some problems that we wanted to actually test out in this environment, and we did encounter those problems,” Harada explained.
He also pointed out that the development team was “surprised that the feedback was better than we expected” in regards to the participating player’s online connection.
“But on the flip side,” he continued, “we were surprised that the feedback was better than we expected regarding the players’ experience on the online connection, that they actually felt that the game felt pretty good over pretty substantial distances, I guess you could say.”
Harada added that there was a “great disparity” between those using a LAN cable and those that were on Wi-Fi, vowing to “fine-tune” the experience just a bit for those that are playing over a wireless connection online.
Tekken 8 does not have a release date as of yet, but hopefully will get one soon. What we do know is that when it launches it will be available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. For more, check out our first impressions piece by IGN’s Mitchell Saltzman.
“Hopefully they can iron out the network issues, and if they do, I’m confident we’ll have a great new combatant for the King of Iron Fist Tournament,” Saltzman wrote.
Taylor is a Reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.