PS3 still number one console for Tekken 6
- Posted February 9th, 2009 at 13:31 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 39 Comments
Every Tekken-loving PlayStation owner must have felt a bit gutted when it was revealed that the Tekken series was also being ported to Xbox 360 this year -- another PlayStation exclusive series to lose its exclusivity.
However, in an exclusive interview with Tekken 6 Project Leader, Katsuhiro Harada, which will be published in full later today, it was nice to hear that Namco still holds PlayStation close to its heart. We spoke to Harada about why the decision was made to port the latest game in the series, and whether he regards PlayStation as the number one console. Based on his answer, it seems as though PlayStation 3 owners can probably expect a superior version of Tekken 6 to that of Xbox 360 owners.
The fact that Tekken 6 was the first arcade game to be released using the PS3-based System 357 arcade board, and bearing in mind the developer’s 10 year history developing for PlayStation, Harada told us that Tekken 6 was specifically designed for Sony's latest home console.
“The game was programmed on PS3 architecture and specifically designed to make full use of the Cell’s SPU. So it’s going to be a big challenge to bring the game to the Xbox 360,” he told PSU.
We can also expect some cool graphical effects that will push the power of the PS3 to deliver intense visuals at 60 frames per second.
“After releasing Tekken 6 in the arcades, we developed an updated version called Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. When we developed the update, we overhauled the graphic engine and created new shaders. In doing so, we had to make sure we could implement the graphic effects we wanted while still maintaining 60 frames. This is something that is extremely difficult to pull off, and there weren’t many examples in other games. Tailoring the programming to make the most use of the Cell’s SPU allowed us to achieve the results we were aiming for.”
Tekken 6 is due for release in Q4 2009. A precise release date has yet to be announced.
Stay tuned for the full interview later today.
- 8:33am EST - February 9th, 2009
cool, never been a fan of fighting games but I might give this one a try.
- 8:40am EST - February 9th, 2009
its same like a lover leave the other and say... dont worry, i still love you.
- 8:52am EST - February 9th, 2009
yes , i agree with ladyx in 100%
skinny_jr | Skinnyjr
- 9:16am EST - February 9th, 2009
I would like a fighting build in regards of the PS3 ability. Imagine doing the same move over and over while never seeing the same thing on the screen. The way the guy stand would change the move mapping on the same button!!! We'll have to know our character more than any fighter that came from last gen!!!!!
- 9:19am EST - February 9th, 2009
A fighting game with Uncharted/Killzone 2-quality animation layering and hit response.
- 9:32am EST - February 9th, 2009
Never did like tekken.
- 9:36am EST - February 9th, 2009
I'm hoping we see a resurgence in the beat 'em up genre in 2009. WIth Tekken 6 and Street Fighter 4 leading the way it could happen.
- 9:49am EST - February 9th, 2009
Its still a shame that its going to appear on the 360, but this is still a definite Must Buy title for me! Tekken is still the best fighting game out there!
- 9:58am EST - February 9th, 2009
Tekken is a best fighting serie which was ever made and tekken with full using of cell will be awesome. Great graphic, great animation and best gameplay.
- 9:59am EST - February 9th, 2009
square a trying to gain the ppl again now is namco all the devs are turning the can to PS3 now... they can keep recive microsoft money i loved tekken series and FF series once but i don't feel the same anymore and don't care about those games...
- 10:00am EST - February 9th, 2009
That's very nice of them. :)
- 10:14am EST - February 9th, 2009
tekkens alright if its £15, but not £40
- 10:36am EST - February 9th, 2009
"We can also expect some cool graphical effects that will push the power of the PS3 to deliver intense visuals at 60 frames per second"...
...anybody else but me think that's a lot of bull?...especially considering that, from what I've seen so far, it looks EXACTLY LIKE TEKKEN 5...
I don't know...this series lost me after the third iteration...slow moves, less than impressive combos, characters get bulkier with every sequel...Steve is the only good thing that came out of this series since number 3...
- 10:48am EST - February 9th, 2009
@7 Don't forget about KOF 12, and BlazBlue. Your right though, there is going to be a lot of great fighting games available this year.
- 10:54am EST - February 9th, 2009
NamcoBandai should release Tekken 6 on the PSN, Q8 2k9 is a long time away
- 11:05am EST - February 9th, 2009
hugs and makes up... Come on now, I can't pass up Tekken!
- 11:06am EST - February 9th, 2009
not really a fan of fighting games but i will give this a shot
- 11:08am EST - February 9th, 2009
Well... all a bunch of lies!!! I bet the game will be the same for both consoles!!!
Or else, they could just make the xbox version like the arcade game, with no extras!!! hohohohhoho!!!
- 11:25am EST - February 9th, 2009
well that's cool i was already going to buy this game because i am a tekken fan but that makes me want to support them more
- 11:31am EST - February 9th, 2009
well when i heard tekken 6 for 360 i almost cracked... but im getting it tekken is still best fighting game in history
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