Sakurai Tells People Not To Worry About His Injury And Smash Bros Development

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3 years ago#1
Masahiro Sakurai, the creator behind both the Kirby and the Smash Bros series, has told his followers on Twitter not to worry about his injury and the next Smash Bros game which is due to be released on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Sakurai says that he appreciates all the encouraging messages he has received via the social network. Here’s what he had to say.


“Thanks a lot of encouragement messages. Please don’t worry about my injury & SMASH BROS development.”

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3 years ago#2
Of course not, the guy has what amounts to carpel tunnel, and he shouldn't be play testing to begin with as he's the project lead. If there is a delay due to the injury it would be, at worst, minor.
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3 years ago#3
I thought he was gonna close his twitter until it was finished
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3 years ago#5
Iokua posted...
Of course not, the guy has what amounts to carpel tunnel, and he shouldn't be play testing to begin with as he's the project lead. If there is a delay due to the injury it would be, at worst, minor.


Why should the lead not play test?

Wouldn't you want to personally make sure a game is fun and enjoyable if you were working on it?
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3 years ago#6
pikachupwnage posted...
Iokua posted...
Of course not, the guy has what amounts to carpel tunnel, and he shouldn't be play testing to begin with as he's the project lead. If there is a delay due to the injury it would be, at worst, minor.


Why should the lead not play test?

Wouldn't you want to personally make sure a game is fun and enjoyable if you were working on it?


Because he has a job to do. He has meetings to go to, budgets to work on, milestones to ensure, he has a hundreds he should be doing and regular play testing is not one of them. Nintendo and Bamco both have a staff of testers to do that for him. For design issues yes, he should test them to ensure they're the way they are intended to be, but he's too important to the project to waste his time constantly playing the game.
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3 years ago#7
If he made the other Smash games by playtesting the crap out of them, then why on earth would I want anything different for the U version?
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