In an interview with VGC in Tokyo, Tekken designer and producer Katsuhiro Harada game some details about the current state of the long-delayed Tekken spinoff Tekken X Street Fighter. Tekken X Street Fighter was first announced at 2010’s San Diego Comic-Con as was revealed alongside Street Fighter X Tekken which ended up being released in 2012. By 2016 many gamers thought Tekken X Street Fighter was canceled as there was a lack of any updates at this time and Tekken 7 was already released, but Harada said that Tekken X Street Fighter was just on hold. Now in 2019, Harada has said to VGC that he originally was holding off on Tekken X Street Fighter because both Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 just released and he didn’t want to split up the community.
Harada said he is still up for making Tekken X Street Fighter but it’s “harder to justify especially with the success of Tekken 7 as a service game. As both the Tekken 7 base game and it’s DLC continues to sell well. With a season 3 of Tekken 7 almost guaranteed it’s unknown when and if we’ll ever see Tekken X Street Fighter.