The release date is finally here, but it looks like there are some Tekken 8 PC online issues.
Steam players have reported connectivity issues and crashes affecting the online modes.
But let’s take a closer look at the issues and Harada’s response.
Tekken 8 PC Online Issues Affecting Ranked and Quickplay
Tekken 8 has been released today, and players are eager to get their hands on it.
Finally, everyone can enjoy the new story mode, both offline and online.
But there have been some connectivity issues on all platforms. Especially on the PC version, players immediately noted difficulty getting into online modes. Both the casual qucik play and ranked matches were plagued with crashes and disruptions.
This was due to server issues over at Bandais end. This caused players to desync before matches or for Unreal Engine itself to crash on the desktop.
Although some players thought this was due to their PC benchmarks not being high enough, But in reality, Tekken 8 is actually very well optimized on PC. Even players with low benchmarks are able to run the game at a smooth 60 fps.
However, Bandai has been quick to respond; within 24 hours, they have already rolled out some fixes. Harada confirmed on Twitter that the issue was to do with the servers on their end and that they had given out the necessary enhancements.
With regards to the UE Polaris game crash, though, that may be affecting some players. But a few players have reported that by updating the drivers, this greatly prevents this issue from happening.
This is a little bit to be expected given that the game has just been released and the servers will be hit with the biggest load on day one. However, the developers have been given ample time with the betas released to stress test the servers and pick out any issues.
The bugs themselves, however, are unique to the beta versions, which is strange.
Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. is a Japanese entertainment holding company founded in 2005 by the merger of Namco and Bandai. The company specializes in toys, video games, arcades, anime, restaurants, and amusement parks.
The company’s headquarters are in Minato, Tokyo. Their US branch, Bandai Namco Holdings USA, was officially formed on January 6, 2008, and handles the US operations of the company from their headquarters in Irvine, California. As of 2017, Bandai Namco was the world’s largest toy company measured by total revenue, earning $6.4 billion in annual revenue.
On March 31, 2006, Namco merged with Bandai’s video game operations to form Namco Bandai Games. Namco’s video arcade and amusement park divisions were spun off into a new subsidiary that retained the Namco branding.
They are most well known for publishing series such as Tekken, Dark Souls, Gundam, Dragon Ball, and many more. So far, their most lucrative series have been both the Tekken and Dragon Ball game releases.
Tekken 8 currently sits at 50000 players online on Steam Day 1 and even more on other platforms such as Playstation and Xbox.