Masahiro Sakurai is Still Creating Games ‘For the Time Being’

    What is next for the beloved game director?

    In a recent video on his Youtube channel, Masahiro Sakurai confirmed he’s still working on new games “for the time being.” The game developer will likely reveal more details on his next project in the coming months and years.

    Masahiro Sakurai is a beloved game director who has worked on several major Nintendo franchises for over twenty years. He’s played major roles in development of the Kirby franchise, Super Smash Bros. series, and the 3DS cult classic, Kid Icarus Uprising. His most recent project was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is currently unknown what his next major game will be.

    Masahiro Sakurai Reveals He’s Still “Working on Games for the Time Being”

    Masahiro Sakurai

    In a recent video on his Youtube Channel, Sakurai talked about how game developers can change as they make more games. His video focuses on how creators may reevaluate the specific types of games they develop, instead choosing to focus on a new genre or franchise. At one point during the video, he states that he’s “still creating games for the time being.” Check out the full video below:

    In August 2022, Sakurai started his own channel titled “Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games.” The channel is an inside look on Sakurai’s unique perspective on game development. He’s uploaded videos focused on game design, graphics, animation, marketing, and team management. He’s also created perspectives on specific franchises he’s worked on, such as the Kirby and Smash Bros. franchises.

    The channel currently has 570,000 subscribers. It has uploaded 172 videos to date. Sakurai will release more videos on the channel over the coming weeks and months. It is currently unknown what his next game will be. It could be a new Smash Bros, a new Kid Icarus, or something else entirely. Expect him to reveal more details on his next major game in the coming weeks and months.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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