Tekken X Street Fighter has had quite a troubled history. The game was announced in 2010, and first promised to be within two years, then a few months later it was revealed that there had been " " development on it. Then this past March, Namco-Bandai they "changed strategy" on it.
In the meantime, five Tekken games were released in the three years since it was announced, including Tekken Hybrid, Tekken 3D: Prime Edition, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Card Tournament, and Tekken Revolution. This has led to speculation Tekken X Street Fighter is vaporware, but producer Katsuhiro Harada says that is not so.
According to Harada in an interview, “We will say first off that the game is still in development, so you don’t need to worry about that. 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."
He went on to promise, “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,”
“We are making progress, but everything is secret so we can’t say anything about that,”Harada finished, laughing.
Street Fighter X Tekken was released back in March 2012 on console, and May 2012 on PC.