Bandai Namco has announced a closed network test for Tekken 8 takes place in July, with registration open now.
Announced in a trailer (above), the PlayStation 5-only test takes place from July 21 to 24, while users on all platforms (PS5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam), can sign up for a test due to run July 28 to 31.
Players can sign up on Bandai Namco’s website but registration will close after a few weeks on June 27, meaning those looking to play Tekken 8 (and test its servers) early should sign up sooner rather than later.
The tests appear to give players a fairly comprehensive taste of the game, featuring a robust 16 character roster and five stages.
Also hitting all the right notes for fighting game fans, Tekken 8 director Katsuhiro Harada confirmed recently that full crossplay and rollback netcode are supported.
Tekken 8 was revealed during the PlayStation Showcase last September but currently lacks a release date. That being said, a ton of huge gaming showcases are scheduled this month as part of the Summer of Gaming, meaning we could find out more about Tekken 8 soon.
In our first preview of the game, IGN said: “Tekken 8 looks phenomenal, its hits feel as impactful as ever, and its iconic cast of characters are even more uniquely defined thanks to the new Heat system. There’s still a lot we have yet to see, but as far first impressions go, Tekken 8 is a knockout.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.