Metroid Dread is the latest chapter in a long story arc in 1986 and told over five different video games. Yoshio Sakamoto, the historical producer and director of several chapters of the series, discussed the game’s success on the microphones of CNET, where he said that the story of Samus Aran has not yet ended definitively.
“As long as the character of Samus exists, I think the story must continue,” explained Sakamoto. “I think the adventure needs to continue, but to do that we really need to put all of our skills to work. Metroid Dread concludes a story that spanned thirty-five years and told over the course of five different video games, but I don’t think it can be considered the end. There must be something that will allow us to continue exploring this universe. So yes, I can confirm that as long as fans continue to love Samus, I intend to continue doing what I must. “
Metroid Dread had an unprecedented launch for the franchise, and the reviews have turned out to be extremely positive. If sales continue to prove successful, Nintendo will likely give the green light for producing a new chapter.