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Early builds of Tekken 7 performance reported laggy on PS4, but do not be alarmed

We reported last week that the graphics of Tekken 7 look amazing on PlayStation 4, but while that may be the case, supposedly the gameplay performance is still “laggy.” Flying Wonkey of Avoiding the Puddle first reported this, saying the following:

Videos of the PS4 version of Tekken 7 emerged at Tokyo Game Show and it seems to confirm that the image quality of the console port took a hit on the overall image quality. A common thing you might have seen in arcade footage of Tekken 7 is lag during certain parts of stages (usually near the wall, it was really common to have lag during wall combos) and also just during places where hitsparks would come out. Those issues still appear in the PS4 gameplay videos. The official specs of the arcade board were never detailed so we didn’t know how close the arcade version specs would match the PS4s but for now we can chalk this up as just being an early version of the PS4 port. With that said, Tekken 7 is still slated for Early 2017 and things may improve in the future for a version that will eventually be the one used in tournaments.

Community advisor for Tekken, Mark ‘MarkMan’ Julio, responded to the report on Twitter, providing some essential context.

Tekken 7 is slated for release early 2017, with some believing it will be as late as March. With that, it’s good to remember that the game is still in development. Bandai Namco does extensive quality testing on their games, which is why they do location tests, as well as release to arcades before console. One of the reasons is to work out all of the kinks and provide the best finished product possible.

Check out some Tekken 7 gameplay on PS4 below.

We are confident that all of the wrinkles will be ironed out by release, so no need to worry.

Aziz Peregrino-Brimah aka Zee the CEO | Founder / Editor-in-chief of TekkenGamer | Gaming has been a passion of Zee's since the early days of Atari and ColecoVision. His first experience with Tekken was in the early 90's, and it was Tekken 3 that sealed the deal. True story... As a teenager Zee once received his Winn-Dixie paycheck and spent it all at the arcade the same day. Needless to say, his mother wasn't pleased.


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