In the most recent episode of IGN Unfiltered, NetherRealm Studios creative director Ed Boon was asked about the possibility of a Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter crossover fighting game.
“There’s a part of me that’s like, ‘That would be such a cool dream,’ and then there’s another part of me that goes, ‘There’s no way it would satisfy everybody’,” Boon said.
He went on to say that even if Capcom and NetherRealm were able to pull off an M rating and entertain the chance to “tear Ryu’s head off,” there would be some contention on how to make the crossover successful.
“There’s different pacing, there’s different fundamentals with both of them,” Boon elaborated. Referring to Street Fighter x Tekken as an example, “one of the licenses is going to have to sacrifice something. I don’t know if we’d be able to find that sweet spot.”
Even if Capcom made the proposal, Boon would be sure to ask the right questions such as, “Who’s doing it? You guys or us? I’d have to entertain it.” Boon included that tons of research for a project like this would need to be done, taking into account of what Street Fighter fans would want as well as Mortal Kombat fans.
There’s a lot to consider for this crossover idea given the fact how identifiable and different the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat games are. While there may be many hurdles to go over for a Street Fighter vs Mortal Kombat game to come to life, it certainly isn’t in the realm of impossibility.
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