Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai has a column titled “What Masahiro Sakurai Thinks About Games” in Weekly Famitsu magazine, and his latest column was headlined “Everything has an End.”
Sakurai tweeted, “I’ve been writing my column in Weekly Famitsu for more than 18 years, but once all the DLC has been released for Smash Bros., I’ll be continuing it for just a little more and then ending it.”
He also shared that he had his first vacation in maybe ten years during the Golden Week holiday and is not used to having consecutive days off. Fans asked if these comments meant he was retiring.
Sakurai replied to these questions by tweeting, “I realize some people might be interpreting what I wrote as ‘After thinking about what kind of life I want once I reach old age, I’m quitting my column,’ but that’s not the case! I’m not sure exactly what I’ll be doing in the future, but it’s not like I’m retiring from game development. Probably.”
Even if he doesn’t retire, it sounds as if he could use more vacations.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.