Het gerucht dat Tekken 6 niet meer exclusief zou zijn voor de Playstation 3 ontstond anderhalf jaar geleden al, maar werd destijds afgestempeld als onzin. In een recent interview van het tijdschrift GameEX (met Namco's Maruki Suzaki) wordt dit gerucht echter niet ontkent.
GameEx: "Will it be exclusive for the PlayStation 3 console?"
Suzaki: "No. It hasn't been determined yet as of the moment, but we are developing it for PlayStation 3, so you can play it."
GameEx: "Will Tekken 6 be available on other consoles like the Xbox 360?"
Suzaki: "As of the moment, we have no idea."
Overigens draait de arcadeversie van Tekken 6 ook op software gebaseerd op de Playstation 3, maar desondanks is het afwachten of Tekken 6 inderdaad niet meer exclusief zal zijn voor de Playstation 3. In het interview wordt verder ook gesproken over een wereldwijde release in december 2008. Maar omdat er een officiele bevestiging ontbreekt, gaat het hier meer om een doel.
Ik weet niet of het een goed of een slecht idee is om T6 NIET exclusief voor de PS3 te produceren. Puur om financiele redenen is het een goede zet. Maar inderdaad, dat de arcadeversie is gebaseerd op de PS3 zal wel een obstakel zijn.
TEKKEN BELONGS 2 THE PLAYSTATION 3 CONSOLE, je zie dat ze dikke concurenten hebben en ook ik zou terug willen gaan voor de 360 voor Dead or Alive 4. al is het niet zo practische spel, tis wel leuk lagloos maar je betaalt er ook voor.
Ps 3 daarintegen niet voor enkel online te zijn. Idd mooie zaak goedkoop je zit nergens aan verbonden Maar mijn god dat ze er niets voor doen >.< i want better online funtion!
No, it hasn't been determined yet as of the moment."
Umm.. Yeah, of course they can't know for certain until Sony has a final say in this decision. Namco (before Bandai merger, of course.) Are legally bound from revealing any information regarding the Tekken series without shared consent and vice-versa.
Let me make this clear to you, since you seem to lack knowledge of the term "Joint Contract."
Namco-Bandai has only about HALF say in whether it is going to be exclusive or not. Sony still made no word on that and considering their past history with being notoriously greedy with the series it isn't likely to happen.
Rumor: Is tekken tag tounament going to be on xbox? I heard that they were thinking about...
Truth: Namco (Before bandai merger) never had any intention of porting it and didn't have Sony's consent.
Rumor: So I heard that they're re-releasing a fixed Tekken 4 with newer characters and fixed gameplay on xbox? I keep hearing about it..
Truth: The rumor was surfaced on IGN and the editor who started the rumor was fired. It wasn't even a big debate or fanboy war, People already remembered what happened with the TTT rumor.
Rumor: Tekken 5R might be coming to the XBLA for download?
Truth: Granted, if Sony heard anybody at Namco stating such a thing, then that's Namco's last breath. That rumor was born right in this very site when Tekken 5R was announced for PS3. Simply put, those who were unlucky enough to purchase the 360 didn't want a PS3 and thought that after "Soul Calibur 2" went multiconsole that Tekken would follow suit. Problem with that logic is that Sony never tried making any contract with the Soul Series. When Tekken 2 boomed in the arcades is when Sony started to leech off of the Franchise's success.
Do you even see it in any of the Xbox 360 news releases? If not, then the odds are that there's still a 00.000 % chance of it occurring. Sony would have to magically go bankrupt in order for it to occur in our next 6 years or so.
For the last time, Namco is only half of the story, you have to hear Sony's half as well. (Even though Sony's even more tight-lipped than Nintendo.)
Sony normally doesn't have a contract involved with Third-party developed titles on their consoles. The Tekken series is one of the few exceptions. The only thing that fell outside of the contract was Tekken advance, as it was a portable console project that didn't cross Sony's terms.
(PSP was not invented back then, portable games were not included in contract at all and it would not threaten Sony's sales.)
The problem is, that the contract was signed when Namco announced Tekken 2. (the game wasn't anywhere near complete yet) but Sony had the deal then and there.
There was a rumor back in 1998 that Sony lost the contract with Namco after Sony was accused of stealing ideas from Namco (putting Tekken and Soul Blade inspired elements in their first-party games) and Namco had a split-second shot to push Tekken 3 for a Dreamcast release and Immediately pushed Soul Calibur into the same. I don't recall if it was true or not. (that sounds sketchy to me, since I never saw Tekken 3 on dreamcast.) but It had something to do with 'Bleemcast' and the traces stop and slur a bit there.
(Sony either still had the contract, or spoke up to Namco with a second contract for Tekken)
The original contract was set to expire either on 2010 or 2014. If it was a 20-year contract, then it's 2014, (Tekken was released 1994) If the whole "Sony-stealing" rumor is true, then it could be longer than that being that a renewed contract would give an extended time period.
The whole problem is that Sony has a reputation for stealing ideas outright and making slight changes to make their products look completely different/better, which makes the "stealing from Namco" rumor sound almost reliable, but Namco never reported it outright and Sony denies the claim. ( Nothing was above the PS2 at the time. it was just released then. )
For those of you who didn't know about it, Nintendo actually came up with Rumble and Analog Features for the Nintendo 64, but Sony afterwards produced the "Dualshock" (Two analog sticks and rumble built-in) which got Sony's rep for stealing Ideas. (they did it again with the motion-sensing controls for the Wii, but Nintendo waited too long to reveal their products and Sony came up with something motion sensing based on what they knew, which may be why the PS3 Sixaxis seems to be a 'real gimmick' compared to the more thought-out Wii remote controller concept.) The rumor of the "Contract death in 1998" Spurs from Namco noticing the theft of ideas and watching themselves for Sony's first-party products.
The most arguments were never settled for which games had the "Stolen ideas" but it's usually assumed that it was Battle Arena Toshinden 2 and 3, but anybody who played those games noticed nothing directly or slightly similar or familiar with any of Namco's games. ( Rungo came before Rock. Mondo came before Kilik, Duke came before Seigfried, not the other way around. not the other way around.)
The other most argued debate around that time was that (since Namco was contracted with Sony for Tekken) that Information about the production of "Soul Edge" was already being released and talked about and that Sony stole the heard ideas at that time to make their own game, also stealing Ideas from "Art of Fighting" (Super moves) to come up with the "Desperation Moves" in Toshinden. (This would have forced Namco to release their unfinished game. This backs up the loose talk that people had been curious about the unused character models in Soul Edge/Blade.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5TzfNQktbE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKvWf...eature=related
It's very much possible that Sony's contract still stands with Namco, but Namco doesn't seem too trusting of Sony as much as they used to.
Keep in mind that Sony's only real enemy in gaming has always been Nintendo since Nintendo turned them down for a console production after the failed CD-I console/project. Sony, for the longest time, has seemed almost hell-bent on trying to best Nintendo and in the process has a nasty streak of Idea-stealing being greedy. If the contract does fall in either 2010 or 2014, It's almost a certainty that Sony would Give Namco an even bigger offer to hold onto the series even longer.
Namco's Tekken series is in contract with Sony, As long as Sony keeps kissing up to Namco with big bills, Tekken isn't leaving Sony any time soon.
Microsoft has to know the exact moment the contract expires for them to have a decent shot at getting it on their systems.
I personally am too worried about playing Brawl at the time to care which console Tekken goes to, but there's a better chance of Clinton being re-elected for president than sony passing up the exclusivity contract with Namco, in all honesty.
It's like finding gold in your backyard, if you're already sharing it with the landlord, why share it with your neighbors?
here is no possibility of being a DOA/Tekken crossover, either.
The franchised characters are locked in the contract, but the only exception is if they are not under the Series label, as a guest character. (Pac-man Fever, for example. Heihachi is available) So, yes, it would be possible, but only if under that circumstance. It cannot be directly a "Tekken" or much of a "fighting game" in any way.
Tomonobu Itagaki (google it, I'm sick of researching) abhors Tekken to such a degree that he lies about having liked it before.(he was an avid fan of tekken before he was embarrassed at DOA being banned from regular fighting game tournaments. He claimed to take offense at a remark of some sort from somebody in the Tekken staff. He's been pissed ever since and called it a disrespect towards his whole family.) He doesn't want anything to do with Namco Fighting games on the whole and considers Tekken a mockery of the fighting genre.
n short: When DOA becomes better than Tekken, and is allowed into regular sponsored tournaments, Itagaki might consider something like that, but since Itagaki is too childish and stubborn, it won't happen.
You see, there's only that Sony and Itagaki are being selfish. Unless you can convince both half of the Top executives of the Sony staff and manage to get Itagaki to cooperate, theres %0.00 chance of anything of the such happening.
The newest developments are that Itagaki quit tecmo. This only makes the situation worse just due to how Namco may have viewed Tecmo just due to Itagaki's involvement. If they weren't paying him and he quit because of the reasons he admitted to, then Namco would want no part of either Tecmo or Itagaki in general. Since Tecmo is running a very close partnership with Microsoft, it's easy to see why the Tekken series is being kept private/exclusive just for the Sony consoles, not just because Sony can cash in on the hardcore fanbase that supports the game series, but because Namco would rather keep their own association separate from that of Tecmo.
Now, it is in no way possible for this to go to 360 at all. If you picked the wrong console, then you simply should have known better.
This is the PS3 board, go to the 360 boards if you want to discuss this, but since there is no such board existing, then you should simply consider not asking at all as ther will not be a Tekken game on any console other than Sony's brand. Simply put, Tekken will not be found on any other consoles but Sony's. This is final.