Super Smash Bros.Ultimate The director shared some good news for Nintendo fans during a recent interview, which is that he currently has no plans to retire. In fact, it sounds like he’s not thinking about retiring anytime soon. The creator and longtime creative director of Super Smash Bros, Sakurai is 51 years old, which is true about the age many people start thinking about retirement. And it has been well documented how much game development has taken a toll on Sakurai. Back in 2019, he revealed that he was on IV drip at some point during Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s development. Knowing this context, you will not blame Sakurai for hanging up his boots early or at least moving on to something far less stressful. Again, this does not sound like it was in Sakurai̵
“Our generation believes too strongly in always retiring in their 60s,” Sakurai said as he spoke. Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada. “So for example, if they are around 50, they think they only have 10 years left. But you will live after that too, so you have to keep working. Life expectancy is getting longer and the population is getting older, so that contributes to society even after 60 if you can is something I have to think about no matter what job you do.If you can still do what you are good at and if there is demand, you can just do it.If not, you can just change it you do. “
“For example, Harada-san, or I, have done things that other people have not done, so I think there would always be a need for it somehow. I would call it ‘art’ though. If no one likes art yours and there is no demand, then you can think about what to do then. But I also think when it ends for me, there is nothing I can do about it. Making games is very tough. I can not count how many times I thought I would quit. I looked at the questions we received on Twitter and many asked what kind of game I wanted to make. There is no game I want to make … is what I would like to say, but basically is games are just more fun to play than to make, folks. Even though you work very hard to make one sometimes you can get picked on, things do not go well and there are many setbacks that can happen. your own life to make games.It’s very tough as a thorny road.You have to think about competing with other ford in there is a competition n. You have to fight and survive so … This way I do not think I can choose when to retire myself. However, I also think I should work as long as I can. I think there’s one point. If your heart is broken you can quit, but if not and there is demand, you can continue to do so forever. That’s what I think. “
For now, it remains to be seen how long Sakurai will continue to shed blood, sweat and tears Super Smash Bros, but fans of the series will be relieved to hear that it sounds like they’ll get at least one or two installments from the legendary game developer.
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