'Tekken 7' gameplay news: Series director addresses input lag rumors


“Tekken” series director Katsuhiro Harada recently discussed the input lag issues that had been a complaint for Capcom’s “Street Fighter V” game, and is something that had long been rumored to be one of the problems for the upcoming console and PC versions of the highly anticipated game “Tekken 7.”

It was announced that the newest and latest numbered installment in the fighting game series “Tekken,” which is “Tekken 7,” would finally have a release outside the arcades, this time for the PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox One and PC.

The game has yet to have a specific release date, but it has already been showcased in various gaming events including Wizard World, the Evolution Championship Series (EVO), and the prestigious Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). There had been rumors that the current demo version of the console edition of the game was plagued with an input lag issue, something that had been reported as a problem with “Street Fighter V” in the past.

Harada discussed the said rumor in a recent interview with GameSpot, where he disregarded the allegations, citing that people who spread the issue do not even know enough about input mechanics.

“Since when did everyone become so knowledgeable about input lag?” Harada asked. “If everyone is so sensitive to this, of course you know exactly how many frames of input lag there were in past titles? I have a feeling many people are just prone to being swayed by popular catchwords.”

He also said that so far, the game had not received any negative feedback about input lag or anything related to that. Instead, Harada threw shots at possibly outdated output devices of users which could be to blame for the input lag issues.

“Abroad, many top players have had many chances to play TK7 and TK7FR at Wizard World, Evo, and other events. I haven’t heard any complaints about input lag from them either,” he shared. “Same with the hardcore players and media that played the game at E3. I think that is your answer. By the way, what is the monitor you use at home to play games? I would be more concerned about the possibility of lag on that, instead.”

“Tekken 7” is set for an early 2017 release for the Xbox One and PC, with an indefinite release for the PS4.