Following the very exciting announcement of a Tekken 8 demo that will cover a lot of single-player content, it has also been revealed that the game plans to be around for a very long time.
In an interview with Korean media outlet, Gamemeca, Tekken 8 Director Kohei Ikeda, Executive Producer, Katsuhiro Harada, and Marketing Producer Naoya Yasuda all spoke about many of the features of Tekken 8 which will get a release worldwide in January of 2024.
One of the most interesting things Harada spoke about is the length of the game. He said that Tekken 7 was supposed to last two years tops. This means that the game which came out in 2015, should have been retired by 2017. This is not unusual as it was the case of Mortal Kombat 11 which was released in 2019 and stopped receiving updates and support by 2021.
However, Tekken 7 ended up lasting about 8 years before getting taken over by Tekken 8 and it seems that the new game will also stick around for a long time. This will mean the roster will only grow bigger and there will be more content.
The game has already shown that it will focus a lot on single-player content with Jin at the center.
One person, who is not a fan of this particular development is Korean legend, Knee, who tweeted about the reveal of Tekken 8's long-lasting plan and wondered if the game would be around for a decade.