Tekken X Street Fighter’s developer says the game is still on the way.
Fighting game crossovers are far from rare these days. It all started when Marvel Comics and Capcom collaborated on a series that began with X-Men Vs Street Fighter. Eventually the crossover level escalated to the point where it was simply Marvel Vs Capcom, and it progressed from there mostly in number.
Other series followed shortly, with King Of Fighters from the SNK camp and Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe from the Midway camp. The latter of the two ended up so poorly received that Midway was replaced by NetherRealm Studios in order to save the Mortal Kombat series. SNK had also teamed up with Capcom for a crossover that didn’t really wow any fans aside from the massive selection of fighters.
Tekken X Street Fighter is the latest in the Capcom crossover series, matching fists and fireballs in what may be either a huge success or a massive disappointment after the previous success of Street Fighter X Tekken. A lot is riding on this title, as Tekken also has its own long-running fan base, and developer Katsuhiro Harada is attempting to make it more like Tekken this time around.
The developers have stated that the reason for the relative silence about the game’s progress was that it was being updated. This could mean a next generation fighting game is in the works for Xbox One and/or PlayStation 4.
Katsuhiro Harada says:
“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].”
Basically, Tekken X Street Fighter may be released only after the excitement has died down over its predecessor. Katsuhiro Harada thinks that if they wait long enough, they can generate the maximum profit from the first game before releasing the next. He could be right.
What do you think of developer Katsuhiro Harada saying that Tekken X Street Fighter is still on the way?