Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai made a new announcement yesterday and today he revealed that it is his own YouTube channel entitled Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games.
As the title suggests, this channel focuses on game development and what exactly makes playing games fun. It will apparently cover a “variety of topics” in this regard, and you can watch his first video now (above). Sakurai also uploaded some other content for fans and aspiring developers to enjoy.
Sakurai goes on to mention how he plans to upload videos in both Japanese and English and will try to provide real game footage whenever possible. Just to be careful, he might be more focused on classic game material than newer material.
He’s also received Nintendo approval to show off Smash Bros. development builds and design docs he’s written, so Smash fans have something to look forward to. And just to be clear, Sakurai stated that “Nintendo is not involved in this channel” and it is his own personal project.
He also doesn’t want to benefit from it, so apparently there won’t be any ads. And he will keep things “short and sweet” in most videos since he has to pay his video editors and translators. He also won’t regularly ask viewers to like, subscribe, or hit the notification bell.
Here are some of the other videos Sakurai has uploaded to his YouTube channel so far. The first is a showreel of his creative work – he even teases his next post-Smash Ultimate work as “TBD”, and the second video is about design specifics:
What do you think of this new Sakurai YouTube channel? Will you sign up? Leave a comment below.