A new SteamDB listing reveals that a playtest for upcoming fighting game Tekken 8 may be planned for the near future. The beta listing for Tekken 8 was updated today, May 30, and made private on Steam.
The SteamDB listing for the Tekken 8 playtest was added on May 19 with official key art. Key art for the Tekken 8 playtest features a “CNT” subtitle, which might be an abbreviation for closed network test. More Steam page assets were added on May 22, and an additional update was made on May 30. The application is hidden from the public, and it’s most likely not ready yet for a public release. Bandai Namco has not revealed a closed network test or beta for Tekken 8 for the public, so fans should wait for official confirmation.
Tekken 8 Playtest Key Art
The latest Tekken 8 trailer revealed Bryan Fury as a returning character. Tekken 8’s roster includes Kazuya Mishima, Lars Alexandersson, Jun Kazama, Jin Kazama, King, Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, Ling Xiaoyu, Leroy Smith, Asuka Kazama, Lili, and Hwoarang alongside Bryan Fury so far. The character roster has access to the new Heat System, which triggers powerful attacks and enhancements for certain abilities. Additionally, Tekken 8 features cross-play and rollback netcode according to producer Katsuhiro Harada.
Tekken World Tour is active as the offline finale to Tekken 7 tournament play, and the game will be featured as a main title at EVO 2023. Moreover, the Tekken 7 tournament at EVO 2023 will have a minimum prize pool of $25,000. During EVO 2023, Tekken 7 is joined by Street Fighter 6, Guilty Gear Strive, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, The King of Fighters XV, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. EVO 2023 will run from August 4 to 6 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lastly, Tekken 8 is currently in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.