Waiting for the launch of the Amiibo dedicated to Sephiroth and Kazuya, the historic Nintendo game director, Masahiro Sakuraiconfesses that he is no longer active full-time in game development.
During a recent interview granted in Japan, the famous videogame author in particular made it known that he is now “almost retired”. At the age of 52, Masahiro Sakurai is therefore no longer involved full-time in game development, an area that has seen his name associated for a long time with the Nintendo series of Super Smash Bros.
After spending over nine years building Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and co-developing Super Smash Bros Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, Sakurai decided to find a new balance between work and personal life. With the desire to dedicate more space to his passions, the historic game director thus inaugurated his official YouTube channel, in which he publishes insights and behind the scenes of the decades he dedicated to the development of new video games.
During the month of August, Sakurai said goodbye to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but also confessed that he already has a mysterious new project in mind. In light of the latest statements, however, it is not obvious that the latter represents a video game unreleased. While awaiting any updates, we point out that the director has expressed immense satisfaction at having been able to work on a series like that of Super Smash Bros, which includes icons drawn from the entire video game sector.