In this week’s Famitsu magazine, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai took some time to discuss his personal feelings on making sequels with characters from other developers. As it turns out, he isn’t too keen on the idea, according to his most recent column.
Sakurai said he had “feelings” about making sequels to games that he didn’t originally design. The developer, it seems, would rather play a sequel to a game he didn’t design instead of making that sequel himself. When it comes to work from other developers, Sakurai said he would rather be on the player’s side. This is because someone else made the original game, and the idea of him producing a sequel to that game seems to cause some conflict in Sakurai. Still, perhaps Sakurai isn’t 100% opposed to making sequels with other developers’ IPs, as
Super Smash Bros. could be considered to have remake elements in it by some and sequel elements by others.
Are there any game series you’d like to see Sakurai consider making a sequel to?