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.