Sakurai Now Working Remotely on Next Smash DLC

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As the world continues to battle the challenges associated with the pandemic, companies are discovering new ways of conducting business. While most firms are utilizing technology to maintain continuity, the transition comes with a price. For Smash Ultimate creator Masahiro Sakurai, the struggle is one of balancing security while working remotely.

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In 2020, video game development still remains shrouded in mystery. Just as developers vigorously protect intellectual property, publishers go to extensive lengths to control marketing narratives. All of these efforts are designed to release information at the precise time in an effort to create high levels of excitement for new games. But as the world alters its workflow processes in reaction to the pandemic, companies are struggling to maintain security. One of the industry’s icons, Masahiro Sakurai, took to Twitter yesterday to speak out on this dilemma.

I am also moving to telework. In other words, we [will be] supervising various places remotely. Super Smash Bros Ultimate is a project that needs to maintain extremely high security. It is difficult to take out, but it is time to do it. Good luck, and let’s get over [this]!

Masahiro Sakurai

For a person who thrives on controlling every detail of game development, Sakurai must have grappled with the idea of teleworking. But with the Japanese workforce on lockdown since late February, Nintendo likely pushed the esteemed director to work remotely.

As fans anxiously await for more details on the second Smash DLC Fighter Pass, it will be curious to see if Nintendo and Sora Ltd can maintain secrecy. While both companies have promised to release the next six fighters by December 2021, the only confirmed piece of information is that the next fighter will come from Nintendo’s Arms franchise. Fans across the Internet will likely be on the edge of their seats throughout this process, hoping for more third-party characters. At GamingROI, we will continue to monitor the situation and publish updates.


As Super Smash Bros Ultimate continues its resounding success, Sakurai expressed the challenges of working remotely on the second DLC Fighter Pass. While the first fighter But we want to know what you think. Did you think Nintendo will delay the second fighter pass? If so, do you believe Sakurai will negotiate deals for third party characters? Let us know in the comments below or the social media links on the right. Also, be sure to check out our other news items on PokemonModern WarfareCapcomBlizzard and more.

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