Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the "Super Smash Bros." mash-up series, said the DLC support for the game's Nintendo Wii U version will end in the near future.
Although he didn't explain the reason behind this decision, he noted that he will still probably continue working on the game.
Sakurai made the revelation in an interview featured in the book "Making of Fire Emblem: 25 Years of Development Secrets." The English translation of the interview was posted by Source Gaming.
On the topic of DLCs for the console version of the game, he said support for the content updates is about to end soon.
Sakurai, however, didn't say exactly when DLCs for the game will stop or why he made that decision. The interviewer, on the other hand, didn't ask a follow-up question regarding what the series creator said.
As noted by Gamespot, "Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U" is one of the games that was able to continuously provide gamers with numerous DLCs. And, through these content updates, development studio Bandai was able to expand the game's playable roster.
Some gamers who commented on the interview speculated that Sakurai's statements could be some form of safety response. Earlier in December, he revealed that he considered "Super Smash Bros. Melee" and "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" as the last entries to the series.
But, six years after releasing "Brawl," Sakurai launched the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U version of the game.
"I can't positively declare there won't be [another 'Smash Bros.' game]," he said last year according to Kotaku. "With both 'Melee' and 'Brawl,' I made those games with the thought that there wouldn't be any more sequels."
"Thus, I really can't deny the chance for another," he added. "However, as for myself, I don't think there will be."
But, despite the seemingly inevitable end to DLC support, Sakurai noted that he might still continue working on the series. Although his fans are already clamoring for a non "Smash Bros." title, he said that he can't leave the series yet.
"It's pretty difficult," he said during the interview. "If I keep making 'Smash,' I get to work on interesting things like Ryu, but if I leave, I don't know if the staff could do it by themselves."
The first game in the "Super Smash Bros." series came out in 1999. It's sequel, "Super Smash Bros. Melee" was launched in 2001 followed by "Brawl" in 2008. The Nintendo Wii U and 3DS versions of the game debuted last year.