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PlayStation 5’s SSD ‘biggest thing’ to evolve Tekken 8 player experience, says Katsuhiro Harada

Tekken 8 takes advantage of PS5’s cutting-edge hardware for faster load times and smoother gameplay.

Tekken 8 is set to make its debut on current-gen platforms, including the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, skipping last-gen platforms altogether. The game’s developers have made it clear that the added horsepower of the latest generation consoles is not the primary factor that makes the game stand out. Instead, it’s the PS5’s SSD technology that is the real game-changer.

PLAY Magazine issue #27 with TEKKEN 8

PLAY Magazine issue #27 with TEKKEN 8

According to a recent interview with Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken game director, in PLAY magazine (issue #27), the PS5’s SSD technology significantly enhances the player experience in Tekken 8. Harada noted that the technology allows players to get into matches much faster than with a standard hard drive, enabling gamers to enjoy rematches at lightning speeds.

“That’s probably even the biggest thing that’s gonna evolve the player experience in the game,” Harada commented on the use of PS5’s SSD technology in Tekken 8. He explained that the SSD helps to speed up load times and other in-game operations, providing players with a more seamless and immersive gaming experience.

While the game is not entirely dependent on the PS5’s SSD technology, Tekken 8 will undoubtedly take advantage of the increased hardware capabilities of the latest generation consoles, which will enable it to offer better graphics and smoother gameplay compared to its predecessor, Tekken 7. Based on various gameplay clips and trailers that have been released, Tekken 8 has a new layer of sheen that enhances its overall look and feel, making it an exciting new entry in the series.

Tekken 8’s exclusive release on current-gen platforms and its reliance on the PS5’s SSD technology is set to offer gamers an entirely new level of gaming experience. With faster loading times and smoother gameplay, Tekken 8 is sure to keep players engaged and entertained for hours on end.

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Aziz Peregrino-Brimah aka Zee the CEO | Founder / Editor-in-chief of TekkenGamer | Gaming has been a passion of Zee's since the early days of Atari and ColecoVision. His first experience with Tekken was in the early 90's, and it was Tekken 3 that sealed the deal. True story... As a teenager Zee once received his Winn-Dixie paycheck and spent it all at the arcade the same day. Needless to say, his mother wasn't pleased.


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