Having crossovers in the fighting genre is nothing new, with Tekken x Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom being some of the more popular franchises out there.
And it is no surprise that Tekken x Street Fighter is popular, with both individual games having quite the following. The last addition to the franchise was back in 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, PC, and iOS.
Since then we have had both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 release, and the fighting genre library is significantly smaller currently than it is on previous generations. As developers like Capcom push to release games like Street Fighter V, they tend to ignore the crossover style fighting matches.
With Tekken 7: Fated Retribution coming out later this year for the PlayStation 4, Katsuhiro Harada claims that it could be detrimental to the communities found within both Tekken and Street Fighter. “A good window in which to release Tekken X Street Fighter is something that’s become difficult recently, […] it’s on hold for the moment.”