If there’s one thing that the Tekken franchise isn’t known for, it’s having any sort of paid DLC to expand the game. Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has gone on record saying that he believes that fighting games work best as a package, and that things such as gameplay changes should be reserved for a new game.
However, it seems that Harada may be changing his tune due to feedback from the fans. In an interview with Gamereactor during Gamescom, Harada stated that “recently with the digital purchases and such a lot of people, the players especially are saying that they don’t mind paying… that they still want to see some new content after release.” He continues, saying “So since the voices are becoming more and more larger, I guess you could say, it is something that we want to think about seriously and perhaps change our point of view.”
While this doesn’t confirm that Tekken 7 will have paid DLC, this does open the possibility for it. At the very least, fans of characters who didn’t make the cut for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution have hope that their favorites may be added down the line.
Of course, that isn’t the only thing Gamereactor talked to Harada about in the interview. Other topics, such as why certain characters, such as newcomer Master Raven, were included, are discussed in the interview which you can watch below.