Tekken X Street Fighter is no longer in active development, Tekken game director Katsuhiro Hara has told GameSpot.
“When we develop fighting games, we try to keep the core community in mind as well as the wider audience that wants to play these games,” Harada explained. “But currently the situation is with fighting games, you have Street Fighter V that just released–a lot of people are playing that fervently–and there’s a large crowd out there waiting or Tekken 7.”
Harada continued, “We don’t want to split these communities, so a good window in which to release Tekken x Street Fighter is something that’s become difficult recently. So it’s on hold for the moment.”
Tekken X Street Fighter was announced alongside Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken, which was released in 2012. Harada explained that there were little updates on the project after the release of Street Fighter X Tekken for “several reasons.”
“One of the reasons is, Street Fighter X Tekken was released,” he said. “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.”
Bandai Namco was looking for the “right time” to release Tekken X Street Fighter.
“It might seem like we haven’t started on it at all, but the character lineup has been decided upon since a very long time ago. And we’ve already finished the polygon models, moves, and systems.”
Tekken X Street Fighter was still in development as of January 2015.