In a recent interview with GamesMaster Magazine, Yoshinori Ono touched a little on Tekken x Street Fighter and its current development progress. According to Ono, the counterpart to Capcom’s recently released Street Fighter x Tekken is way behind schedule, going as far to say Namco Bandai’s team have yet to create a single design document.
Ono: “It might take a really long time to come out because they haven’t made a single design document yet, so they’re way behind schedule. But we definitely trust them, so whenever that game gets out the door we think they’ll have a really good thing.
“Just to reiterate that point, they really haven’t made any progress on the game at all. It might be 2018 before the game comes out for all we know, and in the mean time, we want people to enjoy Street Fighter X Tekken. Hopefully we can make it past the Mayan end-of-the-world apocalypse at the end of 2012 and then maybe they can get around to making the game.”
Both games were announced at Comic-Con 2010, but Namco was reportedly holding off on developing their game until Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was closer to completion. I suppose all we can do at this point is appreciate the concept art that was previously released and pray that Ono’s joke doesn’t become a reality.