As part of the announcements at Tekken World Tour 2022, Arika’s involvement in both development of Tekken 7 and Tekken 8 came out. Bandai Namco Producer Michael Murray thanked Arika’s Akira Nishitani on stage at the keynote, citing Arika is working on both games. Arika then shared exact details about how it is assisting with development on its official site on February 5, 2023. [Thanks, Resetera!]
With Tekken 7, Arika is helping Bandai Namco with an update. Bandai Namco’s part will involve balancing issues. Arika will be tasked with squashing bugs and improvements to the game and its online multiplayer. With Tekken 8, it seems like Arika will work on online multiplayer elements and “the user experience.”
Here is the exact statement going over what Arika will do on each game.
Update of Tekken 7:
Both parties will collaborate on the development of an update of Tekken 7, the game developed by Bandai Namco.
NOTE: Any update of the Software including improvements, bug fixes, and usability improvements for online matches will be handled by ARIKA.
NOTE: Game balance items are handled by Bandai Namco.
Contracting for services related to Tekken 8:
We will provide advice on our developed online battle algorithms and game response, as well as undertake production work to improve the user experience.
By contracting the above services, we will strive to deliver even better games to gamers worldwide.
This isn’t the only Tekken 8 update for February 2023 coming out of Tekken World Tour 2022. Quite a bit of news arrived regarding the eighth installment. We know Nina Williams will return as a playable character. A new trailer also looked at the Heat and Rage Systems.
Tekken 7 is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Tekken 8 is in development for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam.