For those who don’t know, Splatoon 2 is wrapping up its flow of content this weekend with its final Splatfest: Chaos vs. Order. Many fans are sad that Nintendo is moving away from Splatoon 2, and we’re all wondering when we’ll see more of the series. Unfortunately, it sounds like the development team is also unsure of what the future holds.
The uncertain future of Splatoon
In an interview with Famitsu, Producer Hisashi Nogami explained that the development of Splatoon 2 has been continuous. As such, the team hasn’t had much time to plan for the future.
Splatoon 2’s production started moving right after 1 was released. Now we also had production for Octo Expansion so we’re fully focused on the updates, and we still haven’t thought of the future.
For future plans, we’ll think of them after everything is over.
We’re not yet at a phase where we can make a promise, but we’d like to return the favour in some sort of way to many people who have supported us. If you continue to support us, it might turn into reality.
It sounds like Nogami has a lot of appreciation for the fans. I’m almost certain that Nintendo will continue to support Splatoon in the future, but it seems as if there are no official plans at the moment.
So if you like Splatoon, make sure to take part in the final Splatfest this weekend! The Chaos vs. Order Splatfest will begin at 5:00 a.m. PT on July 18 and will run until the same time on July 21. Get your Switches charged up, renew those Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions, and get ready to splat!
What do you guys think of this news? Do you expect the Splatoon franchise to continue? Will this be the last game we see for a while? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!