Tekken X Street Fighter feels like it was announced a million years ago. Although it was never formally unveiled, the project was in the works at Bandai Namco for a while, but it was pretty much put on ice when Capcom released Street Fighter V and Bandai Namco released Tekken 7.
As time has passed, a resurrection of Tekken X Street Fighter has seemed less and less likely, and now, it sounds like Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada is no longer completely sold on the idea of the crossover brawler. Speaking to VGC, Harada says that while he's "emotionally up for it", he would find it difficult to justify from a business perspective.
"I still want to release the game. However, as much as I want to proceed with the project, things have changed a lot since 2012. So I need to get approval and I need to speak to Capcom again as well — they may say ‘no’ now," Harada explains. In other words, the landscape has completely shifted since Tekken X Street Fighter was first outed all those years ago.
"I was excited about that and I have passion for it, but my logical and business thinking has me wondering if I really should do it," Harada concludes.
It's a weird one, because at the time, it seemed like a cool idea, and Street Fighter X Tekken was already on the horizon. But now, with the two franchises finding a lot of success with their latest instalments, it feels as though the opportunity has passed for both companies.
Having said that, we can't ignore the fact that both Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 are now several years old. While we're not quite convinced that we'll see sequels any time soon -- particularly in the case of Tekken 7, given its continued commercial and competitive success -- the developers must have at least discussed their plans for the future internally.
Have you been holding out any hope for Tekken X Street Fighter, even after all this time? Give us your best electric in the comments section below.
Man, I forgot all about this. Well, we can always use Akuma in Tekken 7. So there’s that I guess.
A bit confusing to have Street Fighter x Tekken released years ago and be reading about slim odds of another crossover with a flipped title. Or was it meant to be a 3D fighter in terms of movement unlike SFxT's two dimensions?
There are also things I never thought I'd live to read on such a topic. "with the two franchises finding a lot of success with their latest instalments, it feels as though the opportunity has passed for both companies" - didn't it use to be the opposite, with successful IPs tempting a crossover of similarly lucrative success in business eyes? That's part of why Kingdom Hearts exists! And it's also quite a mentality changer to wake up in the reality where a game's "continued commercial and competitive success" makes a sequel sound *UN*likely... boy, am I getting old.
@nhSnork street fighter X tekken and tekken X street fighter where meant as complimantary games. One put both casts withing the street fighter 2D fighting mechanics including the story style of street fighter and in the SF world, the other was supposed to put both casts in tekken’s 3D fighting mechanics with tekken’s way of doing story and arcade mode and in tekken’s world.
Tekken X street fighter is getting delayed ever since it was announced.
@nhSnork Yeah like @darkswabber says Tekken X Street Fighter was basically going to be Tekken with Street Fighter characters added in.
Seeing what Namco did with Akuma in Tekken 7 I can't help but feel it would have been very interesting.
It would have been more interesting than Street Fighter X Tekken was (though that game is criminally underrated because of the dlc "scandal")...but yeah gimme SEGA vs Capcom in the vein of Tatsunoko vs Capcom and I'll be fine
I question if SF’s high jumping, projectile characters work in a 3D space, and if Tekken’s more realistic fighting characters work in a 2D space? Seems like you would have to alter the essence of the characters to get them to fit the other game.
To me it would be like putting Superman in Star Wars.
It's more then like how poorly Street Fighter X Tekken sold.
I think a Better Fit would Have Been Virtua FighterXTekken or Street Fighter XSoul Calibur
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