Katsuhiro Harada, the producer of Namco Bandai’s Tekken franchise, has taken to the internet to deliver a scathing attack on fans of the franchise.
I have something I want to say to the people who spam me with requests to ‘switch back to the voice actors used previously’,” he wrote in an extensive tweet.
I believe that, before whining and complaining about everything, you need practice at taking a step back and analysing things objectively. And also at being an adult.
Harada then went into quite some detail about these complaints, saying that data used for games that are over a decade old is not always suitable for use on current machines.
The Tekken series has continued for 17 years,” he added. The development environment, as well as the environment in which you all play games, has changed.
I will continue to sincerely comply with fan requests. However, I can’t continue to engage the negative ones that, without knowing what you are talking about, or even thinking about what you are saying, blindly repeat ‘bring back, bring back, bring back’.
After this lengthy explanation, I will be quite surprised if there are still people who still don’t get it. Thanks for understanding or not understanding. Whatever.”