Sakurai Think Gamers “Gave Up On Melee Because It’s Too Technical, Because They Can’t Keep Up With It”

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The Washing Post recently caught up with Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai to talk about the franchise and its links to the competitive gaming scene. The beloved Smash Bros Melee has always been a tournament favourite, but Sakurai feels it was a little too technical for newcomers. Here’s what he had to say to the news site:

“When you talk about audience, I don’t really think too much about the audience per se,” Sakurai told The Washington Post through a translator ahead of the game’s unveiling at E3. “I feel like a game, at the end of the day, is about playing the game. But if we focus too much on the top level players — or the audience — then the game skews a little bit too much on the technical side.”

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