Tekken X Street Fighter is on hold according to Tekken director0 Comments
Fighting game fans who have been anxiously awaiting the long-delayed Tekken X Street Fighter are in for some unfortunate news today. In an interview with GameSpot, Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada revealed that the crossover title originally meant to compliment Capcom's Street Fighter X Tekken from 2012 is no longer in active development. Harada explained that the reason is simply to keep the communities for both Street Fighter and Tekken from getting split, given that both franchises have major releases out now or coming soon.
"When we develop fighting games, we try to keep the core community in mind as well as the wider audience that wants to play these games," Harada said. "But currently the situation is with fighting games, you have Street Fighter V that just released--a lot of people are playing that fervently--and there's a large crowd out there waiting on Tekken 7. We don't want to split these communities, so a good window in which to release Tekken X Street Fighter is something that's become difficult recently. So it's on hold for the moment."
This will no doubt disappoint some, but if you look on the bright side, whether you're a fan of Tekken, Street Fighter, or both, there's something to look forward to this year. Street Fighter V suffered a bit of a rocky launch, but it will continue receiving updates each month adding in more and more content, and Tekken 7 is slated to release on PlayStation 4 sometime in the near future, with the possibility of a PC release at some point as well.