Ed Boon Reportedly Wants A "Street Fighter" & "Mortal Kombat" Crossover

By Michael Augustin , Updated Feb 23, 2017 03:37 AM EST
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Fans of fighting games obviously know that "Mortal Kombat" and "Street Fighter" both have a huge roster of fighters. These two games have been featured in major tournaments and events that are geared toward the fighting game community. A recent report claims that Ed Boon is genuinely interested to talk with Capcom about a possible crossover fighting game featuring characters from their respective franchises.

Gamers should note that these two developers have already released a crossover fighting game in the past. Capcom has published its "Marvel vs. Capcom" series and "Street Fighter X Tekken." On the other hand, NetherRealm Studios has released "Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe." However, Boon understands that there are people who would love to see it come true, but note that it might be difficult since both games have different approaches when it comes to violence, reports IGN.

Ed Boon said that "there's no way that would satisfy everybody," when he talked about the challenges each developer will encounter with a "Street Fighter" and "Mortal Kombat" crossover game. The developer pointed out that even if the project is greenlit by Capcom with an M rating, and NetherRealm studios was given to go signal to "tear Ryu's head off" through a fatality move, it would still be difficult to balance each of the games' pace and fundamentals.

To reportedly set an example, Boon pointed out "Street Fighter X Tekken," where the gameplay was adjusted as a compromise. Since each fighting game features their style, it might result into a product that will not benefit fans from either franchise. He also noted that one side might "have to sacrifice something" when making a crossover fighting game. He was reportedly concerned that his development team might be challenged to "find that sweet spot" for balance says Game Rant.

Capcom and NetherRealm Studios are both reportedly busy working on their respective games. "Injustice 2" is apparently in its final development stage and "Street Fighter V" is currently on its second season, which probably means Ed Boon's proposed Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat crossover project might not see any progress for a while.

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