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On Prime of Character DLC and Microtransactions, Tekken 8 Is Now Getting a Premium Battle Cross




Tekken 8 Battle Pass

Months after its preliminary launch, Bandai Namco appears hellbent on squeezing as a lot cash because it presumably can from Tekken 8. Not solely does the sport have seasonal DLC passes — the primary is about to supply 4 further characters, beginning with Eddy subsequent week — nevertheless it not too long ago added a microtransaction retailer, the place you may alternate premium forex for beauty gadgets.

And now issues are about to get much more costly. Introduced throughout a developer stream, Tekken 8 shall be introducing the ‘Tekken Battle Cross’ with patch 1.03. “Through the specified interval, Gamers can improve their stage by finishing each day and weekly missions in on-line matches, permitting them to acquire varied gadgets,” reads the official description. It continues: “Within the Premium tier, the place gadgets are much more luxurious, Gamers also can purchase Tekken Cash, which might be exchanged for varied gadgets within the Tekken Store.”

Though the battle cross is tied immediately into the aforementioned microtransaction retailer, that is nonetheless a full value launch asking for increasingly more of your cash. Going by reactions on social media and websites like Reddit, the announcement hasn’t gone down particularly nicely, with Gamers feeling like they’re being bled dry by a monetisation mannequin that was by no means communicated pre-release.

How do you are feeling about this? Are you in any respect shocked that Bandai Namco is doing this? Solid a cynical eye over the Tekken Store within the feedback part under.