It looks like the Smash Bros. series might take a different turn of events soon, as the future of Sakurai developing future installments lies in jeopardy, as published as an article by Game Informer.
Sakurai has been the director of every installment so far (Super Smash Bros, Super Smash Bros. Meele, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros, for 3DS/Wii U) and has told Game Informer he may not be involved in future Smash Bros games, if they’re happens to be more.
I can’t positively declare there won’t be [another Smash Bros. game],” Sakurai told Game Informer. “With both Melee and Brawl, I made those games with the thought that there wouldn’t be any more sequels. Thus, I really can’t deny the chance for another
The development time for the Super Smash Bros. games is long and extensive, thus creating tension with a jam packed development schedule during the making of the game. Sakurai and the rest of the team tried to stretch consumers money, going beyond the price point on the box, and making the experience a product that’s worth every penny.
Our intention [with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U] was to provide extra merits to the game which go far beyond the sale price,” he said. “In terms of scope, and in terms of sheer number of characters, we went beyond our limits long ago.
Sakurai went on further expressing more of his comments:
“You could say that all the effort in the past to stretch out, keep pushing myself, and provide all these extra merits wound up tightening the noose around my neck in the future.
“That may seem like it contradicts my personal desire to keep giving gamers as much as I can, but I don’t see any easy answer for it. And yet, despite that, I also have trouble picturing someone else taking my place and providing all this value-added content without me.”
Only time can tell what the final decision will be. Will we see the next Smash Bros. games without Sakurai? Or will even see another installment? What do you think on the situation, let us know in the comment section below.