dark        

Smash Ultimate boss explains that coronavirus concerns may delay the release of Fighters Pass 2 DLC

0

Sakurai isn't sure what's going to happen

A lot of studios were quick to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but not all of them are equipped to handle remote work as well as others.  As a new Masahiro Sakurai Famitsu column intimates, the Smash Ultimate team could be one of those studios that shuts down if an emergency strikes.

Speaking to Famitsu (and translated by famed Sakurai column translator PushDustIn), Sakurai explains that the upcoming Fighter's Pass 2 DLC could be impacted by the spread of the coronavirus. The main holdup is due to the fact that he can't leave the country and meet with a publisher to seal the deal for one DLC (hinting that at least one of the characters is a non-Japanese-made-entity) because of border entry lockdowns.

It is currently unclear if multiple characters are impacted or just this specific one, but Sakurai continues to note that should someone in his office be tested positive for COVID-19, development would be put on hold completely.

Of course, games are the least of our concerns right now, but Sakurai felt the need to share his thoughts on a game he has dedicated his life to and temper expectations. Sadly, tempering expectations seems to never work for anything Smash related.

Smash Ultimate [Ryokutya2089 via PushDustIn]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 
 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate   (132)   From our database:

  • Tired of sword users in Smash Ultimate? Sakurai says don't blame him - Chris Carter
  • Smash Ultimate's new DLC costumes include Monster Hunter and Ghosts 'n Goblins crossovers - Chris Carter
  • Sakurai gave us a closer look at Smash Ultimate's Pyra and Mythra today - Chris Carter
  • Here's art for the new Pyra and Mythra Smash Ultimate DLC from the Xenoblade 2 character designer - Chris Carter
  • Legendary ex-Halo composer says that he wouldn't mind creating music for a Master Chief Smash Bros. appearance - Chris Carter
  • This Cuphead Smash Bros. art from Daniel Cortes is fantastic - Chris Carter
  • Sakurai just hit us with a Super Mario RPG reference and look what they did to my boy Geno - Chris Carter
  • Sephiroth is here to stay in Smash, and he brought banger music tracks - Chris Carter
  • Sephiroth is officially out on December 22, but you can unlock him early in Smash Ultimate - Jordan Devore
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #coronavirus #Nintendo #Nintendo Switch #Super Smash Bros.

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •