Four Animal Crossing games have been released spanning over four console generations. Where might hte series go from here?
Nintendo’s Aya Kyogoku offered some vague words to GiantBomb in a recent interview, noting that she hopes more Animal Crossing games will become available and will appeal to both longtime fans and newcomers.
“It’s hard to say what Animal Crossing is going to look like in 10 years, but I do hope it’s still around and it’s reached out to an even wider range of audience. At the same time, I really hope it stays as franchise that’s both enjoyable to newcomers and people who’ve enjoyed the franchise for all this time.”
Producer Katsuya Eguchi added some words of his own, too:
“In 20 [or] 30 years, when the users in that time are playing, I would like to say ‘when mom and dad were young, we were playing Animal Crossing, too!’. It would be great if we could say something like that. It might actually turn out that I’m more of a grandpa or grandma, but even then, it’d be great to say ‘back in my day, we used to play like this!’”