Tekken 8, the anticipated upcoming fighting game from Bandai Namco, is tweaking its accessiblity options after concerns were raised by advisors about potentially harmful colourblind options. The game’s demo was released last month and included a handful of accessibility options for players to work with, though some have noted that the colourblind settings could cause migraines and even vertigo.
Speaking during a Tekken Talk Live show, Tekken 8 game director Katsuhiro Harada revealed that accessibility advisors had contacted him about problematic settings in the game’s accessibility options, specifically its options for colourblind players which presents characters in black and white. Due to the numerous particle effects and explosive imagery while fighting, the black and white filter, according to players, would cause an unintentional ‘strobe light’ effect, potentially causing migraines.
“Many people have been talking about the accessibility features in the demo for Tekken 8. Actually, that was just a work in progress, so we’ve actually tweaked that quite a bit to try to address some of the issues and to make sure that it works better for a wider variety of people. So that’s another thing that we’re updating for the retail game, but also were going to update the demo to reflect that as well.”
It’s good to know that these issues will more or less be smoothened out by the time Tekken 8 hits shelves.
In other news, Tekken 8 recently revealed that the first DLC character for the game will be Eddy Gordo, who is sporting a brand new design. Bandai Namco also released the opening movie teasing the Mishima rivalry as the main conflict. If the marketing couldn’t get any better, Succession actor Brian Cox also narrated a “story so far” recap of the Tekken series leading up to the release of the new game.
Tekken 8 launches on 26 January 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.