We’ve learned via GameSpot) that Bandai Namco has officially putTekken X Street Fighter on development hold.
“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,” game director Katsuhiro Harada said to GameSpot. “But currently the situation is with fighting games, you have 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.”
Harada elaborated: “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 Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken has seen release, it was announced together with Tekken X Street Fighter. Harada said they’ve released few updates for the game because of many reasons.
“One of the reasons is, Street Fighter X Tekken was released,” Harada said. “That still had updates until recently. One interesting thing we’ve seen with that title when it came out was that it’s not quite what we expected.”
According to Harada, Bandai Namco was simply looking for the right time to launch 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. And we’ve already finished the polygon models, moves, and systems.”