Massive have posted part 4 of thier Fighting Legends Beta Preview which involves an interview with Steve Escalante. Heres a bit:

    How has your vision for the game and the company changed over time?

    The core nugget of the game has held true throughout the development stages. Many wonderful ideas had to be axed due to time constraints, but the nugget has always remained. Once the vision was realized we just went with it, never taking this game or ourselves too seriously. When that happens, some of the fun is lost. The company as a whole is growing. With growth comes some loss of the close atmosphere we had with the original 7-11 people. But that is okay, because we still hang out socially together and to date no one has gone postal.