Is Tekken 8 Cross Platform? (PS5, Xbox, PC)

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Fighting games have their niche and fanbase in this age of multiplayer shooters and battle royale games. You must know what Tekken is, even if you didn’t play it once.

One of the best fighting games out there, Tekken shines in the face of its rivals, namely street fighter and mortal kombat.

Tekken 8 is the latest addition to this long-running franchise, the tenth installment in the Tekken 8 series of fighting games.

In a relatively straightforward game structure, Tekken pits players one and one against each other in a fistfight, and whoever prevails wins.

This game is at its best when played against friends, and since a Tekken match is on its way, you can only wonder whether Tekken 8 supports cross-play. Let’s have a look.

Is Tekken 8 Cross-platform?

Tekken 8 is a multiplayer fighter title still in production and going through phases of development, so anything regarding the release date or gaming platform availability is under the dark.

No one is sure about anything except one confirmation, and that is the option to cross-platform queue with other gaming consoles.

Update: Tekken 8 is officially released now.

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As confirmed by the Chief Producer and Game Director, Katsuhiro Harada, confirmed via Twitter in a straightforward response to a question.

He seemingly confirmed the cross-play would be a part of this game, but will it be available for everyone at launch? That question has yet to be answered, but hey, we got an official confirmation and greenlight that cross-play is a go.

Games like Tekken benefit the most from cross-play since its core gameplay revolves around fighting and combat against other players. Confirmation from Mr. Harada cleared all doubts and disbelief regarding cross-play, which is a huge relief.

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Is Tekken 8 support cross-save/cross-progression?

Tekken 8 might reveal cross-save or cross-progression once this game finishes development and is near its release date.

Cross-progression helps players switch gaming platforms without losing progress or in-game cosmetics. You can use your same account on other gaming consoles and keep everything you have ground so far.

An official source recently confirmed Tekken 8 cross-play support, so the idea of Cross-save is close in reach. And Tekken 8 is going to be multiplatform, which makes it even ideal for Cross-progression.

Is Tekken 8 compatible with PS4 and Xbox One?

No. this is a strict no from Bandai Namco that Tekken 8 will be released on PC and Newer Gen consoles. This decision makes sense because older-gen consoles will have trouble handling a game being developed on Unreal Engine 5.

Tekken 8 will be graphically intensive and likely also take a toll on your PC unless you are rocking RTX 4000 or RX 6000/7000 series GPUs.

What platform is Tekken 8 coming out on?

Since Tekken 8 is being developed on Unreal Engine 5, the first title in this series to do so, Tekken 8 will be released on newer generation consoles such as Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam Game Launcher.

And in addition to this, Tekken 8 will also feature cross-platform between these gaming platforms. Tekken 8 will hit the shelves in 2024, probably with a summer release date.

Final Verdict:

Tekken 8 is gearing up to be one of the most anticipated games, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. According to official sources, Tekken 8 is being built from the ground on Unreal Engine 5, specifically targeted toward the new generation of consoles and GPUs.

And developers are introducing a new heat system that will work as the ultimate power move for heroes and allow them to overturn the outcome of the battle completely. Street Fighter fans would know what I am talking about.

The fantastic graphical performance in the intro trailer showed a promising addition to this franchise. While this could be quite taxing on some PCs, players can expect visual improvements and optimization once the game is released.

Muhammad Hamza
Muhammad Hamza

Enthusiastic about gaming and PC hardware, he found his gateway to the gaming world when he was young and first experienced the open world of Grand Theft Auto. Since then he has developed a strong love for gaming.