It is not the first time that Masahiro Sakurai, father of Kirby and the saga Super Smash Bros., talks about retiring from game development. At the end of May of last year, the Japanese creative commented that he was already thinking about the idea of retire early from the industrywhile in a recent interview focused on chatting about his channel Youtube has stated that it is currently “semi-retired”. In the same interview, Sakurai has reflected on his journey as a developer and has reviewed some of his greatest achievements.
Sakurai has pointed out that between Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Y Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including the two DLC packs, has been working on the series for close to nine years. At that moment, He felt that if he just continued to play game after game, his life would be over in no time.. Sakurai added that his YouTube channel came about when he still had time to work on it and create content.
Later in the interview, Sakurai talked about how important he’s been to Nintendo being essentially the head of Super Smash Bros.a work of which feel proud and grateful. Overall, she feels that she has been able to work on a type of game that can be enjoyed by a wide range of people of all ages.
Is Ultimate the end of the saga?
Considering Sakurai’s current situation, it’s rather unlikely that we’ll see a new Super Smash Bros. in a short period of time. Without going any further, after Sora arrived at Ultimate As the last character in the roster of fighters, Sakurai himself said that there were no plans to develop a new franchise title. Of course, he has commented that, in the event that it ever comes to fruition, it should have fewer characters than the last installment.