Sakurai Thinks It’s Probably Best To Forget About Him For A While

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Masahiro Sakurai
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Masahiro Sakurai was able to complete Smash Bros. Ultimate this year, but from here on out, he’s not really sure what’s next.

Although he’s not thinking about a new Smash Bros. entry right now, that doesn’t mean he’ll rule one out. He’s also not even sure if he’ll necessarily continue down the path of making games, but would likely remain in the industry in some way or form if he was to move away from development.

Now, in a more recent interview with 4Gamer, Sakurai has shared a bit of an update – advising fans to forget about him for a while (in other words – stop asking what’s next), because if he does do anything else, whatever it is will likely take some time.

Here’s the full quote, courtesy of a translation by Kody Nokolo:

“Doing anything else is going to take some time, so it’s probably best to forget about me for a while.”

While this might worry some, it’s not the first time we’ve heard something like this from a Japanese developer. When Platinum’s Hideki Kamiya was getting a large volume of questions about Bayonetta 3 he also told fans to just forget about it.

Sakurai is rather active on social media, so if you are curious to see what he’s up to, you can always visit his Twitter page. In recent times he purchased an Xbox Series X and has also shown interest in the GOTY title, It Takes Two.

What would you like to see next from Sakurai? A new game, another Smash, something else? Comment below.

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