The creator of Super Smash Bros. applauds The Last of Us: Part 1 for all the news regarding accessibility options – The Last of Us: Part 1

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate template is now completeand that means the creator of the iconic Nintendo franchise, masahiro sakurai, you have a little free time to carry out new projects. Moving away from further developments, the professional has started a youtube channel with the one who seeks share their knowledge about game design through short videos.

“The Last of Us: Part 1 handles accessibility options extremely well” (Masahiro Sakurai)

The latest installment of the channel focuses on the importance of including accessibility options in video games, and Sakurai has decided to exemplify his explanation with excerpts from The Last of Us: Part 1. As you can see in the video located above these lines, the Japanese creative reviews all the features included in the work of Naughty Dog to make the experience easier for struggling players.

It is not a novelty that PlayStation games include this kind of news, but it seems that The Last of Us: Part 1 has caught the attention of Sakurai to the point of considering it an “incredible” example for “everything they managed to accomplish”.

“With early Nintendo products in particular, there was some value in sticking with a fixed control scheme that couldn’t be remapped. But today’s controllers aren’t as simple as they used to be, and gamers are coming into those games with diverse mindsets and experiences, so you need to let them configure the game however they want. The Last of Us: Part 1 handles this extremely fine. I’m sure we’ll see more products like this as time goes on.”

Masahiro Sakurai is ‘semi-retired’

Sakurai is known for dedicating great efforts to the development of video games, so there are not a few gamers who consider that he should leave the industry and rest as he deserves. The Japanese creative has valued this possibility and, although he considers that it is ‘semi-retired’, it seems that he wants to continue contributing his experience through this YouTube channel. After all, the professional recently said I wanted to do this program while he still had his own time.