Let me be honest. What percentage of you are really waiting for "TEKKEN x Street Fighter"?
(My marketing view is that TK7 and SFV are selling very well, so there is no opportunity to drop TK x SF on the market).
— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) December 13, 2019
Tekken series lead Katsuhiro Harada has again questioned whether there’s a place in the market for Tekken X Street Fighter.
The crossover fighting game was announced over nine years ago at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, along with Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken.
Capcom’s game released in 2012, while Bandai Namco has shown very little of its project since, despite insisting several times in the proceeding years that it was still in development.
Now Harada has taken to Twitter to ask the fighting game community if it’s still eagerly anticipating Tekken X Street Fighter.
Harada’s comments echo those given to VGC earlier this year, when he said the release of Tekken X Street Fighter is becoming “harder to justify” given the ongoing success of Tekken 7.
“Traditionally, the life cycle of a fighting game is very short – maybe one or two years and then you make a sequel,” the designer and producer told VGC.
“But Tekken 7 is very successful as a service game with its DLC. That makes it much harder to justify releasing another game, while Tekken 7 is still doing so well.”
Bandai Namco is currently in the process of releasing Tekken 7’s third season of post-launch content.