Earlier this week, Masahiro Sakurai's regular column in the Japanese magazine Famitsu was ripe online earlier. While early versions have hinted at the development of upcoming DLC fighters Super Smash Bros. Finally it may have affected the coronavirus outbreak, and we now have a full translation (with the help of Nintendo All).
Like everyone else right now, Sakurai seems to have to bear the brunt of her daily life because of all the distraction. He explains how the travel restrictions and conditions with COVID-19 recently postponed a meeting with the publisher permanently and warned that there was "a lot" of development for Smash Bros.
Restrictions are also imposed on business travel. It is very difficult to meet partners from afar. For example, Nintendo gets a headache in Kyoto, right? In this case, it is very difficult for us to visit other companies. In my case, specifically, it was planned that I give a presentation to the publisher on our new war plans; but important groups could not meet, so it was permanently postponed. It's not something I can fix or I can stay in the office all the time.
And if we found out that someone in the office had the virus, I think all of our buildings would be closed. When that happens, development should be stopped altogether. There is a high chance of development not continuing as planned, even if the new author is well-publicized.
Although the development of gaming around the world may be memorable, Sakurai thinks video games see the "lack of sales" as everyone's own – as long as there are no problems on the production side. He also acknowledged how announcements regarding "deferred dates or scheduled upgrades were" currently insecure ".
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