Mega Man fans would love to see a new entry in the X franchise. Speaking to GNN Gamer, Mega Man 11 producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya talked about a hypothetical new entry, though of course, nothing has been confirmed regarding whether the team is working on it. Here’s what Mr. Tsuchiya had to say to the press:
Media: Before the revelation of Rockman 11, Rockman Classics Collection came out and was thought to be a touchstone. As of now,Rockman X also has a Rockman X Anniversary Collection. If both Rockman 11 and Rockman X Anniversary Collection succeed, will we have a chance to see a Rockman X9 or a new Rockman X release?
Tsuchiya: Right now we need to complete the development of Rockman 11 and gather feedback after it has been successfully released. Regarding the massive spread of rumors that Rockman X9 is in development, there is no such thing.
Media: So can we comprehend that there are no plans for Rockman X9’s development?
Tsuchiya: I understand everyone is looking forward to the birth of an X9, but right now there is no way to verify. Of course, we can’t say we have been doing nothing; we are actively and carefully monitoring the reactions from our gamers.
Actually, Rockman 11’s birth is the result of the volume of voices from our gamers. The collection that came before it got very good results and feedback. This is a very convincing point, and helps back us up in striving for the approval of a new game development project.
Thanks to Nintendo First Order 𝓡𝓮𝓪𝓿𝓮𝓻 for the news tip!