Masahiro Sakurai was interviewed by Famitsu in a column where he talked about how Nintendo mostly decides on the DLC lineup for Super Smash Bros Ultimate and more.
Major takeaways from the interview
Nintendo usually decides the lineup for Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s DLC but Sakurai gets the final say on whether he could make the character work in the game itself.
The development team can work on every fighter one after another but Sakurai has to work on each fighter from concept to release.
Sakurai wants to put all his efforts on Super Smash Bros Ultimate and isn’t working on any other games or taking another long break.
The end of development has gone further away for Sakurai and he has been working on Smash consistently for 7 to 8 years which in general is a large portion of his life.
Sakurai does enjoy his work and he is honored to be involved with many video game franchises.
He feels this is the perfect job for him as he plays many video games and is that he is very knowledgeable about them.