Coronavirus COVID-19 is canceling and delaying things left right and center, and now the latest thing to be delayed is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC fighter.
The news has come from PushDustIn, who is known for translating Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director Masahiro Sakurai's Famitsu column regarding the development of the game. According to PushDustIn, excerpts of Sakurai's next column have been leaked online, and from the translations, the upcoming announcement for the next DLC fighter has been "put on hold" due to COVID-19.
There's no doubt that the now global virus is drastically affecting multiple industries across the planet, and that means game development as well. So, this isn't that surprising considering studios such as CD Projekt Red have already told their workers to begin working from home, hindering game development process. The same will likely happen for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which will most likely push the expected completion date of Fighters Pass 2 back further.
As PushDustIn explains, it should be noted that these are leaked excerps from Sakurai's column, which means the final copy that is released could have changed drastically. Please take this news with a grain of salt.
- Next Super Smash Bros. game isn't planned yet, will be on next console
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now the best-selling fighting game in US
- Terry Bogard is the hardest DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Fighters Pass Vol. 2 is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's last DLC
- You can watch the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2020 Direct right here
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