Three years ago, Capcom and Namco Bandai announced a collaboration that would result in two different games: Street Fighter x Tekken and Tekken x Street Fighter. Each title was planned as a mix between the two fighters, leaning towards whichever series was taking top billing. Capcom released Street Fighter x Tekken in March 2012, but Namco Bandai's Tekken x Street Fighter is still under the radar. What gives?
Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has told Siliconera that Tekken x Street Fighter is still alive and kicking; Namco Bandai's just waiting for you to get tired of Street Fighter x Tekken.
"We will say first off that the game is still in development, so you don't need to worry about that," said Harada. "There are several reasons why we haven't released any updates. One of the reasons is, Street Fighter X Tekken was released. 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."
"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]."
"We are making progress, but everything is secret so we can't say anything about that," Harada replied when Siliconera asked about possible details on the game. This was accompanied with laughter, probably full of the mirth a puppet master has right before he cuts the strings.
Namco Bandai just released the free-to-play Tekken Revolution in June. Hopefully that'll keep you happy until you can play Tekken x Street Fighter on your PlayStation 4 Slim. In 2017.