Masahiro Sakurai Finding It Hard To Surpass Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Success

Masahiro Sakurai Finding It Hard To Surpass ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Success

With almost every major Nintendo console in the modern age, a Super Smash Bros. game has always been a mainstay of the gaming library. For the Nintendo Switch, it was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but it has been almost five years since the game was released, and fans have been eagerly wondering if there will be something new to look forward to.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least according to director Masahiro Sakurai, who shared his thoughts in a new video talking about video game creation.

Noting that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has brought together an extensive roster of characters and stages, it is hard to see how the team will be able to go beyond that when it comes to fans and their expectations. More importantly, the work put in by the developers during the COVID-19 pandemic is something he hopes will not be repeated.

“As for what comes next for the Smash Bros. series, even I’m not sure. I feel we truly succeeded in making people happy with this game, but now that Smash Bros. has grown to be monstrous in size, I’d say it’s difficult to imagine an increase of this magnitude happening again,” Sakurai shared in the video.

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“Every time, we managed to make a game that I had previously thought impossible, so I can’t say for certain there won’t be another, but I do think it would be difficult to push it any further than we have.”

Does this truly mean that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be the last in the long-running series? That is truly impossible to imagine, but then again, Sakurai has previously stated that he cannot imagine a sequel without his input, and with him taking an extended break from work thus far, that could truly be the scenario fans are faced with, at least for now.