A potential sequel to 2017’s Splatoon 2 has not entered development, according to series producer Hisashi Nogami.

The news comes from website Japanese Nintendo, which published a translated interview between Japanese magazine Famitsu and Nogami, which was made possible thanks to Twitter user BlackKite.

In the interview, Nogami notes that production on Splatoon 2 began after the first game was released for Wii U, and that development on regular content updates and the Octo Expansion have kept his team from thinking about “the future.”

When it comes to “future plans,” Nogami says his team will “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,” Nogami said. “If you continue to support us, it might turn into reality.”

Additionally, Nogami again confirmed that new weapons, stages, Splatfests, and other features will cease coming to Splatoon 2 following the upcoming version 5.0 update.

In parallel with his work on Splatoon 2’s post-launch content, Nogami has been busy with upcoming Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Splatoon 2’s last content update, the version 5.0 update, will launch later this month following this weekend’s final Splatfest.

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