Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada.
Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter.
“It’s very difficult to talk about,” he said. “Obviously, I had originally planned to release it much earlier than we’re currently looking at.”
Harada confirmed that there are some 40 staff working on the game and that the reason for the delay is due to how fighting games have saturated the market. He also wouldn’t commit to a release date, not even a nebulous two-year time frame.
That said, he is looking to surprise people when the game eventually resurfaces. “People have been talking about the game for such a long time that they aren’t going to be surprised if you just release it normally,” he added.
Harada also said that while that’s going on, Tekken 7 will remain Namco’s “big thing” for the next while.
It seems every time we hear about Tekken X Street Fighter, we get a similar response. Then again, if it was cancelled, Namco would come out and say it.