edit: Oh yea, also, time-wise, it makes no fucking sense to assume they were working on this project BEFORE Itoi made his comments on the issue, seeing how the interview took place pretty soon after Mother 3 released, from what I understand.
edit edit: Verified. The interview is from July 2006. At the earliest, work on Mother 4 began around 2009/2010 based on the information on their site.
I was talking about Itoi's comments post Mother 4 fangame, you and Wagomu were talking about a different interview entirely that I forgot happened a long time ago actually, which I forgot about entirely. (EDIT: or nevermind. I think I just misinterpreted that quote as having come later and not earlier). It gives the project a different feel though, and I never said it wasn't born out of love, but my opinions are otherwise unchanged.
Also, why do you mention the Mother 3 localization project though, that's not similar. I am saying "do we need to see any more Mother games though, like at the end of the day do Mother fans really feel like they have to continue it on. The creator is done with it and he was basically why it was what it was." That's what the feeling is when I don't think it sounds great to try to follow up the series. Why can't gamers let something go?
Which isn't a question that needs a response, because otherwise it'll just be "WHY DOES ANYTHING HAPPEN". Valiantt posted above me without my realizing and I share similar feelings, so at this point okay, I don't really think this is a discussion that needs to happen much anymore if people are just going to fight about it.