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Harada Says Effect Brightness Tekken 8 Accessibility Option Being Discussed

Harada Says Effect-Only Brightness Option Being Discussed as Tekken 8 for Accessibility

Bandai Namco General Manager and Tekken 8 Executive Director Katsuhiro Harada took to Twitter to discuss the possibility of a Tekken 8 effect brightness accessibility option being implemented in-game. He noted he is talking about it being a feature with Director Kohei “Nakatsu” Ikeda. This came after a user on Twitter mentioned that flashy effects hurt to see and might keep them from playing the game. The person specifically cited the gameplay shown in the Nina Williams reveal trailer.

In response to that user’s comment, Harada noted he had been considering an option to adjust brightness. He also then noted he was talking with Nakatsu about it being in the game’s option menu.

This doesn’t guarantee that there will be a visual effect brightness option in Tekken 8 as an accessibility option. Harada noted it is still under consideration.

Harada also went over something of a pet peeve when discussing this Tekken 8 possible accessibility feature. He noted, “I don’t trust the comments of those who use [“We” in the guise of the majority] when talking about individual opinions and individual preferences.” He then said he preferred when people specifically noted it was them asking.

Tekken 8 is in development for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. There’s still no release date yet.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.