Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai has admitted that this isn't the end of the franchise.
Sora was the last DLC to ever be put into Super Smash Bros, completing Ultimate's roster. Sakurai has already adamantly stated that no other DLC fighters are to follow. But that doesn't mean it's the end of the game, however.
Fans have been wondering what will happen to Smash (and with Sakurai) now that there are no other DLC fighters planned. In the latest issue of Famitsu, Sakurai opened up about the future of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, admitting that he isn't completely done with the fighting game.
When asked about a Smash sequel, Sakurai was quick to say "impossible." He even said it multiple times. Sakurai said that he isn't thinking of a sequel but "can't say with certainty" that it's the end of Smash.
"I need to think whether I must release a Smash game or not, even if I have to do something that would disappoint users," Sakurai admitted. "I currently don't see a path where Smash can be produced without me."
Sakurai revealed that the team did try to leave Smash to someone else but the process "didn't go well." Due to this, Sakurai is wary about a sequel since he feels he would have to be involved for it to succeed. This is something he is taking very seriously and would have to discuss with Nintendo before coming to a decision.
While another Super Smash Bros. game could be in the future, Sakurai is hoping to lay low for the time being. He didn't want to discuss any current projects and even hinted that people should "forget" about him. In a previous interview, Sakurai also admitted that he dreamed of going on a road trip.
Super Smash Bros. fans are most likely not too surprised to hear that Smash isn't ending. Sakurai is known for his hard work and his inability to rest. While some within the community are hoping that Sakurai will truly take a break (or even abandon Smash altogether), others are pleased to know that the franchise is continuing in some way.
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