Tekken producer would nonetheless prefer to make Tekken X Road Fighter
Tekken collection producer Katsuhiro Harada just lately spoke to VGC concerning the standing of Tekken X Road Fighter. Introduced nearly a decade in the past alongside Road Fighter X Tekken, the standing of the sport has been shrouded in thriller for its total period. Whereas an replace final yr claimed the staff at Bandai Namco was round 30% completed with the title, we have nonetheless not seen any gameplay footage for the crossover fighter.
The official standing is that the sport continues to be in growth. That does not imply it’s actively being labored on, however Bandai Namco has not canceled the challenge regardless of little progress being made. It could be simple to imagine the staff is not passionate concerning the recreation, however Harada put these fears to mattress. “I’m emotionally up for it. I nonetheless wish to launch the sport. Nonetheless, as a lot as I wish to proceed with the challenge, issues have modified so much since 2012,” he stated.
Referencing the work in Tekken 7, Harada added, “I used to be excited to see how effectively Bandai Namco may convert 2D characters like Akuma from Road Fighter, and Geese from The King of Fighters into 3D fashions and make them look actually horny, visually…I used to be enthusiastic about that and I’ve ardour for it, however my logical and enterprise pondering has me questioning if I actually ought to do it.”
It appears the most important hurdle comes from the existence of Tekken 7 and Road Fighter V. As Harada put it, he is not positive the right way to compete in opposition to these two titles. In his opinion, they’re among the finest combating video games both firm has made and he would not wish to break up the communities between supporting these titles and Tekken X Road Fighter. Each are profitable in their very own proper however have existed effectively past the standard life cycle of combating video games.
“Historically, the life cycle of a combating recreation may be very quick – perhaps one or two years and you then make a sequel. However Tekken 7 may be very profitable as a service recreation with its DLC. That makes it a lot more durable to justify releasing one other recreation, whereas Tekken 7 continues to be doing so effectively,” Harada said.
Whereas I am undecided I comply with the logic, I can not less than perceive how the continued assist of Tekken 7 and Soulcalibur VI could also be spreading Bandai Namco skinny. Nobody would need a Tekken X Road Fighter if it wasn’t the absolute best recreation it could possibly be, so it solely is sensible to maintain it delayed as a substitute of dashing it out of the door. Seeing as how Road Fighter is type of in a bizarre place, although, it might even be a good suggestion to carry off till Capcom regains fan belief in its model.