Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Super Smash Bros. has suggested that it is unlikely he’ll be a part of the Smash Bros. game if Nintendo ever makes one.
He revealed his thoughts in an interview, in which he stated that he can’t “declare” that there won’t be another Smash Bros. game. However, he feels there won’t be one.
“I can’t positively declare there won’t be [another Smash Bros. game],” Sakurai said. 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.”
“However, as for myself, I don’t think there will be.”
He believes that they have done more then enough for Super Smash Bros. and going beyond this point will be extremely difficult.
“In terms of scope, and in terms of sheer number of characters, we went beyond our limits long ago. And yet, if we cut the number of fighters or modes in a future game, I’m sure there would be complaints.”
Sakurai stated that it is unlikely he will ever make another Smash game but according to him, someone else could take up the task.
It is hard to imagine what Super Smash Bros. be without Masahiro Sakurai but I believe statements like these often change and developers decide to continue working on their projects.
For example, with the release of every Metal Gear game, creator Hideo Kojima says that he won’t work on the series anymore but as it turns out, he comes back every time. His love for Metal Gear keeps the series going.
Hopefully, same will be the case with Smash Bros. and Sakurai will keep providing us with more of this amazing franchise.