Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC work is going to continue for quite some time, especially when you factor in potential delays due to the coronavirus. There's no doubt a year's worth of work ahead of Masahiro Sakurai and the team, if not more. What happens when all that DLC is taken care of, though? What does Sakurai have lined up after Smash Bros. Ultimate comes to a close? According to Sakurai himself, he's free and clear!
"That's how I approach game development whenever I start a new project. Though, honestly, there's no guarantee I'll keep making games after this. Right now, all I'm thinking about is the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC development. Once that's done, I actually have absolutely nothing lined up."
Let's hope that Sakurai does decide to move onto other game ideas outside of Smash Bros.. It would be great to see what else he could come up with. Besides that though, let's hope he takes a good, long time to rest!