If any fighting-based videogame were to be announced for virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) today, many would have assumed that it would be Capcom’s Street Fighter V. That’s due to recent data dumps from the PC Beta suggesting it will see support for the Oculus Rift. As it turns out, it’s Street Fighter‘s biggest rival, Tekken, that will be supporting VR first. It’s today been announced that the upcoming Tekken 7 will support PlayStation VR on PlayStation 4.
The announcement was made by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) itself during its Paris Games Week press conference. Tekken 7 actually already made an appearance at the show, but the announcement followed after a PlayStation VR-dedicated segment at the show. Now further details were announced at this time.
Of course Katsuhiro Harada, the man behind the Tekken franchise, is already working in VR, having already shown Summer Lesson for PlayStation VR. Tekken 7 itself is already available in Japanese arcades, though the developers promise that the PlayStation 4 version will be the most complete edition yet.
VRFocus will continue to follow Tekken 7 closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.