Super Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai has launched his own YouTube channel called “Masahiro Sakurai on Making Games”.
Sakurai explained in one intro video on the channel where he won’t stream any games but will talk about topics like game development and what makes video games fun.
“I’m often asked to give presentations at game development schools, and while I think it’s a great idea, such presentations can only reach so many people.” He continued, “I also realized that developer conferences like GDC or CEDEC, while good engineering concepts are not always the best forum for discussing design theory. .”
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Sakurai also mentioned that he will keep his videos relatively short from 2-5 minutes and that the channel is his personal project, so he will not profit from it. In addition, he will have both English and Japanese versions of his videos on the channel.
As for Nintendo content, Sakurai explained that he’ll be sharing things like Smash Bros development builds and design documents he’s written. Of course, he had to implement this Nintendo idea, and he was approved to do it.
Sakurai reiterated her intentions for the channel, hoping to guide viewers on how to develop the game as well as inspire others. Moreover, this channel is for everyone, regardless of whether you are in the game industry or not.
I’ve decided to start a new YouTube channel called “Masahiro Sakurai on Making Games.”
Sign up today and you can brag (?) about being one of the first to join me in this new endeavor. I will share more details soon!
– 井 政 / Masahiro Sakurai (@Sora_Sakurai) August 24, 2022
He said, “I hope this can one day lead to more creative people. That, in turn, will lead to more fun games for all of us to play. “
According to Sakurai, there are no plans for a Super Smash Bros. sequel. Ultimate. However, if Nintendo ever wanted to greenlight and offer him the job, he would start thinking about it.
George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @yinyangfooey