Tekken 8 Introduces Microtransactions With New Shop

The Tekken 8 shop announcement seems to have been taken poorly by some players.
Tekken 8 Jaguar Mask Man With Microphone In Arena
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Get ready to customize your fighters in Tekken 8, but you might need to spend some money. The developers have confirmed the addition of a Tekken Shop to the game, and players are sharing mixed reactions to the news. To be honest, everyone should have seen this coming, but some are outraged by the thought.

In-game purchases are common in modern gaming, especially for games like Tekken 8 that plan on releasing new content over time. The recent update on Tekken 8 about the shop is a big surprise to some. The announcement doesn’t specify the currency to be used, leaving players hopeful for the existing Fight Money system. However, an updated ESRB rating mentioning “In-Game Purchases” has led many to believe that real-world money will be involved.

Some players are excited about the potential customization options, while others are expressing concern. Fans seem willing to spend on skins, but only if reasonably priced. There’s no telling how things will go, but I’ve not seen any go out of proportion like Diablo 4 tends to.

Opinions vary widely, with some seeing the shop as entirely negative while others find it acceptable given the quality of the base game. However, the details of the Tekken Shop and its offerings are still unknown. We’ll have to see how it will be implemented, if it affects balance, how much it costs, and what it really does.

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar, also known as Aggy, is the current Assigning Editor.

He started his career as an esports, influencer, and streaming writer for Sportskeeda. He then moved to GFinity Esports to cover streaming, games, guides, and news before moving to the Social team where he ended his time as the Lead of Social Content.

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