Tekken 7 was originally slated to release early 2017, Bandai Namco has just announced that unfortunately, they will have to delay the console release to June 2, 2017.
“We were trying our best to get the game out at that time, to get it into the hands of users as early as possible,” project leader Katsuhiro Harada told GameSpot during a press event in Tokyo last week. “We saw some titles–some from our own company and some from others–which didn’t have a very good launch because of a lack of content, or whatever it was, that caused players to bash the product.” Harada and team wanted to avoid a similar fate, deciding to continue forward with its original content plan, “even if that meant the game would come a little later.”
From the sounds of it, the decision wasn’t an easy one for Harada, “Although this is the first time we’ve actually announced a date, it wasn’t always June. It came through a process and we made some hard decisions and that was the result.” Apologetically, he added “‘early’ was probably March or April from your average person’s perspective, so we’re not going to try and sugar-coat it. We realise it’s not ‘early,’ I’m so sorry!”