Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has hit out at what he sees as childish behaviour from some of that franchise’s fans.
In a lengthy Twitter post, the Namco veteran asked fans to think before voicing negative comments, and stated his intention to ignore detractors from then on.
The post appeared to be a response to complaints about voice actors in the popular fighting series.
“I believe that, before whining and complaining about everything, you need practice at taking a step back and analyzing things objectively. And also at being an adult,” Harada wrote.
He then detailed why character’s voices changed over time, citing playback technology and limited access to actors and recordings as reasons.
It wasn’t a matter of people offering criticism that irked him, but rather that some didn’t take the time to understand the developer’s standpoint or notice the things it had done for fans, he said.
“I have even complied to the requests of you all spamming me to ‘bring back characters’ from previous installments," he said.
“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.”