Although Bandai Namco Games have been incredibly silent regarding Tekken x Street Fighter, the mirrored companion to Capcom’s Street Fighter x Tekken, Polygon was able to suss some details out of Katsuhiro Harada during their Life in Japan interview with the developer.
Over the course of their discussion, Harada mentions that they had planned to release Tekken x Street Fighter much sooner, a fact I’m sure very few will be surprised by. Their decision to hold off on the title, however, had nothing to do with developmental woes, but because of the crowded fighting game market and a need to put some distance between it and Street Fighter x Tekken. While Tekken 7 is their focus at this point in time, a team of 40 is still hard at work on the crossover title.
As for how they eventually plan to reintroduce Tekken x Street Fighter, Harada has some interesting ideas. “People have been talking about the game for such a long time that they aren’t going to be surprised if you just release it normally,” the director noted, going on to say that it would be funny to announce it much like they did Tekken Revolution, which was revealed just a few days before its launch.
For more of their talk with Harada, be sure to check out Polygon’s full article.