Japanese tech giants Sony have revealed at Paris Games Week that Tekken 7 will be a release title for Playstation VR.
Tekken, from the developers Namco, is one of the most popular franchises in arcade fighting games, and is the biggest selling fighting game series. Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has some experience working with PlayStation VR, directing Summer Lesson a virtual reality demo for PS4 in which players tutor Japanese school girls.
Tekken 7 was released in arcades across Japan earlier this year and is also the first title in the series to use Unreal Engine, and it is officially coming to PlayStation 4 in standard form as well as being ported for virtual reality.
Sony has been very secretive about the launch titles for Playstation VR, with Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida saying ‘We don’t know the launch date or the launch titles yet – [Rebellion is] probably wrong [about Battlezone being a launch title], but maybe. Another announcement I saw was Mike Bithell said that the Volume VR version is going to be the launch title. Of course he doesn’t know because we don’t know either. We’ll know that next year. But it’s great that almost every week we see some new announcement, it’s hard to keep track of what’s going on in the VR world now.