Tekken X Street Fighter Is 'On Hold For The Moment' Says Tekken's Katsuhiro Harada
Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada recently revealed in an interview that Tekken X Street Fighter (the follow-up to Street Fighter X Tekken) is no longer in active development.
Harada spoke with GameSpot about the upcoming Tekken 7 and when the topic of Tekken X Street Fighter came up, he had some pessimistic news, though he didn't say the game was outright cancelled. “Street Fighter V that just released – a lot of people are playing that fervently – and there's a large crowd out there waiting or Tekken 7. We don't want to split these communities,” Harada told GameSpot. “A good window in which to release Tekken X Street Fighter is something that's become difficult recently. So it's on hold for the moment.” You can read the full interview GameSpot here.
Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter were announced simultaneously in 2010 with plans for the former to closely resemble Street Fighter mechanics, and the latter meant to feature Tekken mechanics. Both were to feature characters from both fighting game franchises. For our review of 2012's Street Fighter X Tekken (which features awful original box art Mega Man seen above), head here.
Street Fighter X Tekken was generally well received, but didn't make much of a splash in terms of longevity or a devoted community. That may have lead to the follow-up dropping off the map. Harada certainly makes some good points about it being a weird time to release the game, though, when both franchises have strong entries in the wild, or coming very soon.