Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed in a recent interview that he does occasionally think about working on games that aren’t Super Smash Bros related, but it’s ultimately down to Nintendo, and when they ask him to make a new Super Smash Bros game he’s always makes that his top priority.
“Of course, there’s always that little voice inside of me that says, “I want to work on things that aren’t Smash Bros.,” and I listen to it. But even so, if it’s apparent that my games have even a little bit of personality in them and the player is able to appreciate that, then I’m grateful.
Still, it’s Nintendo that decides whether a new Smash Bros. game will be made or not. When I get that request, it’s my job to make that my top priority without thinking too much about other things. As it stands, I have a ludicrous amount of directing to do – my work is incredibly extensive, and I don’t think that’ll change any time soon! At the very least, it isn’t unreasonable to say that there won’t be another Smash Bros. for awhile after this one is finished.”