Yoshio Sakamoto confirms that Metroid Dread signifies “the start of something new”: more Metroid to come

Nintendo recently held a press event where the press were able to ask Yoshio Sakamoto, the head of the Metroid franchise, a few questions about Metroid Dread, the latest game in the series. One of the questions was whether this title would be the end of the series, to which Sakamoto responded with a flat denial, stating that there is more to see for the main series in the future:

“The story of Metroid up to this point has focused on the strange fate of Samus, which has been intertwined around the Metroids. And up until now that’s been the focus of the series. But what this game represents is a pause, or a kind of a new beginning for something else. Nobody wants the Metroid series to end, and we know that. We don’t want that either: we want people to know that there’s a new episode in the works. And we want them to look forward to what we’re going to do with that next, but there’s no specifics right now.