Katsuhiro Harada Confirms Tekken x Street Fighter in Still in Development

By on August 3, 2013 at 11:54 pm


Announced years ago alongside it’s counterpart from Capcom, Namco Bandai’s Tekken x Street Fighter is one game that has seemingly dropped off the radar for many people. The lack of news has even led some to speculate that the game may have been quietly cancelled. Speaking with Siliconera, Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada has confirmed that the game is still in development.

We will say first off that the game is still in development, so you don’t need to worry about that.

Harada-san also gives the reason why they haven’t given any updates – Street Fighter x Tekken. Capcom’s crossover fighter is still being played and has seen new life thanks to its 2013 update.

One of the reasons is, Street Fighter x Tekken was released. That still had updates until recently. One interesting thing we’ve seen with that title when it came out was that it’s not quite what we expected.

He also notes the surprising phenomenon of the game gaining its own player base that is seemingly separate from both the exsisting Street Fighter and Tekken player bases.

It was not just Tekken fans and Street Fighter fans merging, there seems to be a whole new community growing around that title that wasn’t playing either of the titles up until that point. That was very unexpected, but quite cool. It’s something we want to take care and grow. Rather than throw out our title right away while those people are still interested in Street Fighter x Tekken we are looking for the right time because we are still developing Tekken x Street Fighter.

As for any developents on the game itself, Harada declined to say anything, stating only that everything was “secret” and that they were “making progress” on it.

Source: Siliconera

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  • EA575

    Never thought it was cancelled

    • Me neither 🙂

    • antoin

      me neither

    • Kevin Wark

      You should doubt it was cancelled, given Harada’s statement.

      • EA575

        Lol thanks for pointing that out.

  • ArmoredBoar

    Katsuhiro, not Katsuhito

    • yovideogames

      dis nigga right here

  • DERP

    all i want is 1 picture of gameplay… just one…

  • Sp00ks Pls

    The only people still interested in SFxT are the ones waiting for the game to be $5 used.

  • Jordan Hoffman

    It’s only going to be the hypest fighting game release to date. No reason to cancel it.

  • Rahavic

    The biggest thing I’m hoping for in this game is that it isn’t a Tag game. Just make it 1v1 please.

    • King9999

      I wonder why they couldn’t just add both? It’s not like that hasn’t been done before.

      • Justin Archer

        Considering it’s a tekken game, they’ll probably make it so you can do 2v1.

      • Michael_Glade

        2 characters are too hard to learn for some people

    • o ChocolateMilk o

      or at least a side option like in MK where you can chose to do tag or single

      • Tyree Palmer

        thats what dude was saying like in ttt2 u can choose tag or solo

  • jlb85

    Great news. I wonder if it is going to be on next-gen consoles now.

    • Tyree Palmer

      of course next gen is coming real soon so of course its gonna be next gen

  • Lorance Carroll

    I think Tekken Revolution is kinda of a super early beta concept for TxSf with the whole inclusion of invincible moves and such. Interested to see how the game turns out though!

  • Amer1ka

    I still want to see how they will handle the SF characters while trying to keep their mechanics/moves. I know they were entertaining the thought of going with a 6 button layout but that seems like they are trying to make more SF than Tekken.

  • Simply Chun-believeable ^_~ ♥♥

    I think I remember him saying that it won’t be a tag game anyway. I was looking forward to getting the chance to team up Makoto and Leo. I’m not disappointed in the slightest though, this game is still gonna be great.

  • Justin Archer

    I hope they put in gems.

  • fly666monkey .

    Red on the left side, blue on the right. Undeniable proof! Gill confirmed for final boss of TxSF!

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  • Martini Whoelse

    If MVC is getting an update they better do one for SFXT!!!

  • Pooh Hardy

    they should do what CVS did and put groves
    so like you dash/run
    you jump over projectiles/duck under projectiles
    6 button layout/4 button layout
    etc etc

  • Ian Ferguson Jr.

    Hopefully this game will have lots of glitches, extra things on the disk we need to pay for, issues with the sound in online play, plenty of infinite combos and several updates needed before its actually playable…………**closes laptop, puts on Street Fighter 4**

  • GameLink7

    I can already (and hope) to see this stage being a 3d ‘endless’ stage in this game:

    • Azarel

      That would be awesome…especially if it has the lightning etc…I really hope someone sees your comment and passes that along to someone at Namco, or even Combofiend and let him forward it on..

  • dejavu2222

    Soul Calibur vs Samurai Showdown please

    Capcom vs SNK 3 please

    Tekken vs King of Fighters please