Sakurai wrote in his weekly Famitsu column this week:
“With the previous Smash Bros. games, I would input all the fighter specs and attack hitboxes, and with the new games I’m doing something very similar. If I were to hand over the work to someone else, it would be a full-time, multi-person designated workload.”
Sakurai also says working alone is “faster and more accurate”.
“It’s faster and more accurate to do it myself than to tell someone else over and over again what to do.”
Despite the fact that Sakurai works six days a week for seemingly endless hours and has a monstrous workload (not to mention his injured arm), it sounds like Sakurai is pleased with how things are at the moment.
“I’m thankful to be able to work a job where I can offer enjoyment to more and more people. More than anything, it’s fun to see things come together!”