Sakurai is laying low for a while, and I hope he lives his best life



Masahiro Sakurai has earned his rest. And that’s likely what’s he’s going to be doing for a while: resting. Based on a new interview with 4Gamer (as translated by Twitter user Kody Nokolo), it’ll be a while until we hear from him again, as Sakurai is laying low.

Here’s the news directly from Sakurai:

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

He also had the chance to chill out and talk about his favorite things of 2021 as it pertains to gaming (Inscryption), media in general (the MCU), and a specific person (Hidetaka Miyazaki). All interesting picks! With Spider-Man hitting a billion at the box office recently, the MCU seems like a no-brainer pick for someone looking to escape from games.

As far as the news goes, I hope that he’s able to reflect on his career and realize that he’s brought joy to millions of people. And get some rest! If he does return to gaming at some point, maybe he can do something a little less stressful, like a new Kirby game or a follow-up in the puzzle-based Meteos series.

Maybe something a little less stressful than an ongoing cross-IP fighting game that requires constant attention, DLC, updates, and tweaks.