EarthBound creator Shigesato Itoi has cast doubt on the widely adored RPG series ever making a return.
Despite continued demand from fans and the surprise localisation that EarthBound Beginnings was given, Itoi feels that it would be “totally impossible” for him to develop a fourth game.
“When I made 3, I thought I could do it, so I did it,” Itoi shared with Game Watch Impress. Asked as to whether he would develop Mother 4, he deemed it “totally impossible.”
He continued to share his reason, explaining: “Among big-time popstars, if they, you know, put out ten albums, around the fourth album, they can’t make very good songs. The albums sell, but everyone at the concerts wants to hear songs from those first three albums. Everyone.
“I’m glad that video games are not my profession. If it was my job, I would’ve already made 4 and 5.”