Tekken 8 Release Date Leaks Ahead Of Gamescom 2023 Event

The last week of January next year will see the launch of Tekken 8.

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  • Tekken 8’s release date has seemingly leaked ahead of the Gamescom Opening Night Live event by the dataminer @Alumia_Italia. It is launching on January 26, 2024, as per the newly leaked info.
  • The leaked release date aligns correctly with the initial expectations. The release date for the game could be officially confirmed in the upcoming Gamescom event by Katsuhiro Harada.
  • We suggest taking the leak with a grain of salt since it could be subject to change in the future. The project has suffered a slew of leaks in the past, and Harada has spoken out against them.
  • The game will come out on PC, PS5, and the Xbox Series family. It is skipping the last-gen consoles to guarantee hardware limits do not hold back the gameplay. 

Tekken 8 has recently been bearing the brunt of leaks in the gaming industry, and even its release date has now become public knowledge. As initially discovered by the dataminer @ALumia_Italia, the game is seemingly launching on January 26, 2024. The leaked release date aligns correctly with the initial expectations of the fans. The title was expected to release somewhere before April 2024 and the recent leak further solidifies it.

Lumia is a notable datamine scraper who digs up release dates hidden in the back-end depths of digital stores. The leak transpired a few hours ahead of the Gamescom Opening Night Live show, in which several major game announcements are expected to be revealed.

The Tekken 8 release date reveal was not directly confirmed to be a part of the show. However, Katsuhiro Harada did assure he would attend the opening night, implying that an official confirmation is set to be just around the corner.

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Harada also took to Twitter earlier this week to address the onslaught of Tekken 8 leaks spilling into the gaming industry. He confirmed that Bandai Namco has already identified the source of the leaks and will adopt better measures to stop sensitive info from surfacing.

All in all, we suggest taking the brewing rumor with an extra grain of salt. It is likely that the back end release date leak was a mistake or may be subject to change in the future. Moreover, the page has been struck down in what seems to be a quick shot to hide the mistake from spreading ablaze among the fans. It also does not help that the whole Tekken 8 roster featuring 38 characters surfaced recently because of the Cheat Engine tool.

The recent Tekken 8 closed network playtest proved to be a highly popular endeavor among new and veteran fans of the series alike. It soared to a complete 8000 concurrent players on Steam shortly, as tracked by SteamDB. Some people also took advantage of the closed beta testing and the desperation of fans by selling closed network codes on eBay. The Tekken community is deeply keen to play the final release of the game.

The new release date leak for the project is seemingly a sight for the sore eyes of excited fans that have long carved a sequel to Tekken 7. The game’s enthralling visuals have garnered a massive attraction right from the first announcement this time around because talented devs like Akira Nishitani, the Street Fighter 2 designer, have worked on the entry.

Tekken 8 is set to come out on PC and the current-gen platforms, including the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. Unfortunately, the title is leaving last-gen like other recent releases. Skipping the last-gen consoles is a double-edged sword for the game since it can use the innate potential of the current-gen hardware without any limits. An official release date is yet to be affirmed by Bandai Namco, likely at the Gamescom event.

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