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'Tekken X Street Fighter' is on hold for now

Engadget Engadget 23/04/2016 Edgar Alvarez
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There's a chance Tekken X Street Fighter will never see the light of day. Or it could, but not anytime soon. In a recent interview with GameSpot,Tekken's game director Katsuhiro Harada revealed that development for the highly anticipated crossover is on hold until further notice. "When we develop fighting games, we try to keep the core community in mind as well as the wider audience that wants to play these games," he explained the circumstances behind the decision.

"But currently the situation is with fighting games, you have Street Fighter Vthat just released -- a lot of people are playing that fervently -- and there's a large crowd out there waiting or Tekken 7." As such, he added, "We don't want to split these communities, so 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."

While Harada's comments don't necessarily mean the title won't be released in the future, they're also not reassuring to fans who have been waiting for the game. That said, there is hope for Tekken X Street Fighter. "It might seem like we haven't started on it at all, but the character lineup has been decided upon since a very long time ago," he told GameSpot. "And we've already finished the polygon models, moves, and systems."


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