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Masahiro Sakurai teases that he is working on something new

The Smash Ultimate director also teased that his new project might be one that has 'nothing to do with game production.'

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Many will agree that after finishing up the masterpiece that was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, director Masahiro Sakurai deserved more than a little rest. Apparently, he’s had enough rest because Sakurai seems to be scheming up a fresh project. Even more curious, it may or may not have anything to do with video games.

Masahiro Sakurai shared some small details of his new project in a post on Famitsu. According to Sakarai (as translated by GoNintendo), he has been back to work on something and it’s coming along despite his fatigue. It also may be outside the game industry.

Since the end of work on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sakurai has teased several times that his next work may not be in video games.
Since the end of work on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sakurai has teased several times that his next work may not be in video games.

Sakurai has been on hiatus for quite some time. Rightfully so, he told fans not to expect to see him for a while and claimed anything new he does might not be in video games. He also mentioned that even if he did pursue something new, it would take quite some time.

“Doing anything else is going to take some time, so it’s probably best to forget about me for a while,” Sakurai told interviewers.

After the monumental effort that went into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it seemed like Sakurai really was done with work for a bit. That said, maybe the hiatus made a the tireless Sakurai anxious. Either way, if Sakurai is back on a project, games or not, it will be interesting to see what it turns out to be. Stay tuned as we continue to follow this story for new updates.

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TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at tj.denzer@shacknews.com and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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