Tekken 7 will use the Unreal 4 engine, and be released for next-gen platforms.
EVO, the world’s biggest fighting game tournament, is like Christmas for fighting game fans, and what’s Christmas without a couple of surprises? This year, Bandai Namco has used the event to announce the latest in its popular Tekken series: Tekken 7, with a teaser trailer. The short teaser, which you can check out to the right, features a little bit of cringe-worthy story, and a tiny glimpse of what may possibly be in-game footage.
What we do know is that the game will be built on Epic’s Unreal Engine 4. Katsuhiro Harada, the game’s producer, praised the Unreal tech, saying “With Unreal Engine 4, we can rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platforms and go beyond it.”
“Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it also allows us to bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.” he continued. No platforms were officially announced (with the exception of Japanese arcades), but we can most likely assume from Harada’s statement that the game will come out on next-gen platforms.
Currently, Killer Instinct is the only real next-gen fighting game that is being played competitively, so it will be nice to see one of the competitive scene’s iconic series upgraded for the PS4 and Xbox One.
Source: Bandai Namco