Recently, Namco Bandai annoucned Tekken 7 VR for PlayStation VR. The announcement immediately caught attention and it was naturally assumed that TekkeN 7 VR is going to be played in first person mode.
However, it looks like we are wrong about how Tekken 7 VR is going to work. Namco has shared a few details and explained why our assumptions about the title are wrong.
Senior game designer Michael Murray said:
When we announced that we’re going to do something with virtual reality, people were like ‘oh, so you’re going to be playing in first person and hitting each other? That sounds like crap! There was a hidden command in Tekken 2 [where you could play in first person] that was cool in itself but you wouldn’t want to do that for your whole Tekken fix, right? So probably not that. People like Tekken the way that it is as far as the core gameplay.
People assumed that Namco will incorporate VR into the main game but that isn’t the case. It sounds like there is going to be a separate VR mode, but developers are not talking about it just yet.
The only hints we could probably give is that Tekken is ultimately all about the characters. You want to see the cool characters, the cute female characters like Lucky Chloe, and we have all kinds of customisation for them and they have all these cool techniques that are motion captured…. something that would allow people to enjoy the game in that aspect maybe is about all we can say.
Tekken 7 is currently available in arcades and will soon release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Its VR version, as you can see, is being kept under wraps, but we’ll let you know as soon as something new is shared.