Since last year, when Tekken 7 was announced for PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One, fans have been waiting for the release date of the upcoming game. But for now, Bandai Namco Entertainment basically announced that fans will have to keep waiting over the weekend.

Tekken producer, Katsuhiro Harad, explained why they have decided to put on hold the release of Tekken 7, saying that the game is in development hell on the grounds and since there already are a lot of people playing “Street Fighter V”, they considered convenient to wait for a better opportunity to release the long-expected Tekken X Street Fighter.

The upcoming Tekken 7 will be powered by Epic’s UNREAL Engine 4. Credit: Shack News

“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. 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. 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,” he explained in an interview with GameSpot on April 22, Friday.

Apparently, Bandai Namco will not announce any important update about the release date of Takken 7 at the upcoming PSX, the gaming event where thousands of fans gather to get the latest news about the gaming world.

All the information held about the upcoming “Tekken X Street Fighter”

Takken  7, which is a partnership between Bandai Namco and Capcom, was first announced at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2010, and last October during the Paris Games Week, Bandai Namco Entertainment confirmed that the game will be playable on PS4 and Xbox One, with PlayStation VR support.

According to the reports, the crossover player game is being developed by the Tekken Team in Bandai Namco Entertainment under the supervision of Katsuhio Harada-who has been involved with the franchise for 20 years.

Plus, “Tekken X Street Fighter”, better known as Tekken 7, will feature the same 3D fighting game engine of “Tekken” franchise as opposed to its predecessor.

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