Random: Tekken Director Thinks His New Game Might Be Bandai Namco’s Most Expensive Project Ever

Mike Chiari Nintendo

Tekken 7
Tekken 7 (Image: Bandai Namco)

During a New Year live stream, Bandai Namco Tekken 7 director Katsuhiro Harada mentioned how he was quite possibly working on the Japanese company’s “most costly development project” ever.

Harada himself can’t even believe the higher-ups within the company gave it the green light. Here’s the translation, courtesy of Gematsu:

“Well, honestly I think this might be the most costly development project in Bandai Namco history. I think its incredible that the higher-ups approved of this. Well, the approval has passed, its just that due to the coronavirus, we haven’t really been able to properly start the project.”

While a new Tekken game or another fighter would be an obvious guess, the veteran developer mentions how he doesn’t think he’ll ever do a fighting game other than Tekken, and notes how he’s currently working on games that aren’t ever fighters.

“I’m developing things other than fighting games. I don’t think I’ll ever do any other fighting game other than Tekken. But I won’t say what this project is at this point.”

So, any guesses about what this project might be? Oh, and if you’re reading Mr. Harada, we’re still hoping to see a Tekken 7 port for Nintendo Switch.