Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games - final episode for the YouTube channel has been recorded
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Masahiro Sakurai Recorded His Final YouTube Channel Episode

Masahiro Sakurai has revealed on his X account that he has finished recording the final episode for his YouTube channel “Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games.” However, it will still take quite some time until this episode comes out, as Sakurai still has other regular episodes coming beforehand.

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Sakurai’s plan to end the video series has been known for quite a while. He first announced it in early January 2024. 2024 will thus be the final year for him to publish new episodes on the channel.

The original Japanese tweet is available to view right below:

And our translation of this tweet is as follows:

I have finished recording the final episode for the channel.
I think it will still take a while until it’s published, so until then, please enjoy the regular episodes…

Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai established the YouTube channel in late August 2022. He has since published new episodes simultaneously in Japanese and English. As of June 2024, the channel has a combined total of almost 1.18 million subscribers, with around 580,000 from the English channel and almost 600,000 from the Japanese channel.

The channel has also received acclaim from the gaming industry. In August 2023, Sakurai received two awards at the CEDEC Awards 2023 for running the YouTube channel. The awards in question were the Game Design award and the Visual Arts award.

The “Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games” YouTube channel is available in Japanese and English languages, and its final episode will appear sometime in 2024.

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