Although no new development updates were revealed, gamers can rest assured that the Tekken x Street Fighter crossover is definitely still happening.
The arena fighting games have been a favorite for decades and the crossover was first announced to be in the works way back in 2010 at the San Diego Comic-Con. Fast-forward to five years and another Comic-Con, there is still no significant news about the project, leaving many to think that the crossover plans were silently scrapped.
However, as revealed in a translated interview on Siliconera, which was originally published on Famitsu, with Tekken big boss himself, Katsuhiro Harada, the game has not been abandoned and in fact is still very much on Namco's mind.
"That's not true! I've been saying this since before, but the fact of the matter is that we're at a pretty far stage into its development," he said when jokingly asked if Namco forgot all about Tekken x Street Fighter.
Harada also went on to reveal developments already made in the game-making and design process. Character lineup has already been decided; the polygon models, moves and system have been finished as well.
According to the interview, one reason for the delay in release of the much awaited crossover title is that the fans are still very much into games like Street Fighter V and Tekken 7, which has been keeping Namco very busy, along with progress on other popular titles like Pokkén Tournament, a Tekken Style 3D Pokemon game.
The timing of the release of Tekken x Street Fighter has to be carefully timed and is a topic the company has been having difficulty deciding to appease players who can't decide which of the two they'd like to play first.
Although no significant game details were shared in the interview, players and fans of Tekken and Street Fighter can take comfort in the fact that the foundation of the game is already finished and Harada himself confirmed that the crossover is definitely still on the plate.