Super Smash Bros. game director Masahiro Sakurai says he’ll be sharing fewer pictures on Twitter

Don't expect daily screengrabs from Sakurai in 2021.

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After sharing a screengrab from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate every day for the last year, the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai, recently announced on Twitter that he’ll be dialing things back moving forward. 

“I am thinking of updating it five times a week,” Sakurai said. With over 365 screengrabs now in the books, Sakurai has been sticking to a strict “one-post-per-day” rule for the last year that’s allowed him to build up quite the catalog.

But according to the longtime Smash Bros. figurehead, there are only about 100 photos left in the bank for him to publish. Thus, Sakurai is aiming to “try to slow down the pace just in case.”

Additionally, many of the screengrabs that he takes on a developmental server for the game can’t be published, Sakurai mentioned.

Moving forward, Sakurai’s approach of only posting screengrabs intermittently throughout the week should give him time to dip into his likely vast backlog of images and accumulate some new pictures to share as well. 

Since last December, Sakurai’s screengrab sharing has allowed him to connect with the Smash Bros. community at large. Although he’s served as the franchise’s creator and director for the better part of the last 20 years, it’s only been in recent times that he’s been interacting with the game’s community on a more widespread basis.