Sakurai's latest video covers the importance of communicating openly with team members
An open team is a productive team!
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has shared the latest video in his game design series on YouTube. The video explores on Sakurai’s views on the importance of open communication within a development team. You can check out the video above!
In the video, Sakurai explains that different members of a team will notice different things when working on a project. Something that flies under the radar of one team member might be noticed by another. As a developer, he says, you have the ability to affect change that a normal player may not, and you should take advantage of that!
He explains that if something is bothering you, whether about the project or the team itself, you should speak your mind instead of just holding it in. After all, keeping those feelings to yourself doesn’t do anybody any good.
Sakurai’s lesson for communication is this: “If you wait, it’s too late!”