Tekken X Street Fighter could be on next generation hardware

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • December 7, 2011 at 8 p.m. PST
Tekken X Street Fighter could be on next generation hardware The full interview with Namco's Katsuhiro Harada was posted today on Gamasutra. One of the notable details from the piece is that Tekken X Street Fighter could be on the next generation of Sony's console hardware. Harada stated that:
A good example of this is Tekken Tag Tournament, the first one. When it first came out in the arcades, it was originally based on PlayStation 1 hardware, obviously. But as we were working on the consumer port for the consoles, Sony came in and said, "We have the next PlayStation, the PlayStation 2, that's going to come out."

So we had to reevaluate our plan at that time. We knew that we wanted to make Tag 1, but now we have this new hardware, and the new base of players that we wanted to aim at. And what we want to do with the game itself, we have to reevaluate the specs, because the capabilities of the hardware changes, and such. So that was one example from the past, and it continues today.

For example, [Capcom producer Yoshinori] Ono-san's team is working on Street Fighter X Tekken. We have our Tekken X Street Fighter that we will be doing here. Currently I'm thinking of that for PlayStation 3 hardware, and this is just a "for instance" -- I mean, it's not like we have any kind of info that you don't -- but if Sony were to say, "Okay, we have the next PlayStation hardware available," then obviously we would put that into consideration.
This isn't too much of a stretch, as back in May it was reported that development on Tekken X Street Fighter hadn't even started yet.

Namco currently has many projects on their plate, and with no firm release date, Tekken X Street Fighter's official unveiling could be a ways off.
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