Tekken 8's Director Takes a Stand: 'Silly Threats' Won't Influence Character Roster Selection

Tekken 8’s Director Takes a Stand: ‘Silly Threats’ Won’t Influence Character Roster Selection

Katsuhiro Harada, the director of Tekken 8, has revealed the impact of threats, even in jest, made by purported fans on the morale, costs, and character inclusions in the game’s development.

Harada shared an example of a player who jokingly threatened to harm him if a specific character, Eddy, was not included in Tekken 8. Harada emphasized that even seemingly harmless jokes can have serious consequences for the gaming community, citing several losses they experience as a result.