Tekken is available on many platforms, but PS4 players might be disappointed.
Tekken 8 is the biggest game release of January 2024 and brings significant performance improvements and quality of life changes. The game title also continues the Tekken story forward, trailing the Mishima family’s story. While the game is available on many platforms, there’s still some doubt whether it is available on PlayStation 4. If you are wondering whether Tekken 8 will be available on the PS4, read on to find out more.
Is Tekken 8 available on PlayStation 4?
Tekken 8 is not available on PlayStation 4. The game is only available on next-gen consoles which include the Xbox Series S|X and the PS5. It is also available on PC, but not on the PS4.
Tekken 8’s absence from PS4 will undoubtedly be a disappointment for all PS4 players. However, Bandai Namco has made this conscious decision to release Tekken 8 only on the next-gen consoles. Releasing Tekken 8 on the next-gen consoles allows Bandai Namco to push the limits of their game in terms of extracted resources and performance delivered.
Tekken 8 is also available on PC which will be a welcome addition to the console owners, some of whom also have a PC. Players can use a controller to experience Tekken 8 on their PC, where the game is available on Steam.
Why is Tekken 8 not on PS4?
Not releasing the Tekken 8 game on PS4 and the older-gen consoles is a strategic move by Bandai Namco. While it might hit their early revenues, it might also allow them to push the game to new limits and performance improvements.
The PS5 released after a gap of nearly eight years after the PS4’s release. This means the new-gen consoles have been here to stay for quite some time. It makes sense for Bandai Namco to focus its development efforts on the PS5 over PS4.
Which Platforms is Tekken 8 available on?
Tekken 8’s availability is across a wide range of platforms. Here are all the platforms where Bandai Namco will release Tekken 8:
- PlayStation 5
- Xbox Series S|X
The Tekken 8 pre-load is around 80 GB on Steam and is available for pre-load starting January 24, 2024. There are a few pre-order bonuses available so if you are planning on buying the game it makes sense to grab it early.