'I feel now is the perfect time to close the curtains on development' - Sakurai discusses why there will be no more DLC characters in Smash 4

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • March 7, 2016 at 6:31 p.m. PST

In a recent interview with Source Gaming, Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai explained why he's opting not to continue creating DLC characters for Smash 4.


Though the latest Super Smash Bros. has seen great success since its release in September of 2014, developers have chosen to leave things be after adding seven new characters to the game's roster.

Considering the hype and excitement surrounding many of these characters' releases, we naturally wonder why the Smash 4 team would choose to cut things off when fans seem to be more than ready for continued content production.

"...if we were to keep adding popular characters to Smash as DLC, we’d eat up IPs in no time flat. Moreover, people’s “shock and awe” would gradually start to fade," said Sakurai.
The franchise's creator goes on with his explanation, apparently wanting to call it quits on a high note, and on his own terms.

"If at some point in the future we had 100 characters in Smash, adding the 101st character wouldn’t have the same impact as new fighters have had up until now. In that sense, I feel now is the perfect time to close the curtains on development," concludes the game's creator.

We'd like to know your reactions to Sakurai's decision here. Surely much of the Smash community is sad to hear there's nothing more on the horizon as far as new characters go, but do you think this is a smart call overall?

This interview was translated by Masked Man. You can stay up to date with Source Gaming by following them on Twitter.
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