Back during all of that talk of Miyamoto “retiring”–which turned out to be not true–he stated that he was interested in creating a new, entirely original IP. Going by a statement Miyamoto recently made to ZoomIn, it looks like he’s already working on it.
“People have come to expect a lot from me. This certainly makes me feel some pressure,” he said. “But if you ask me, ‘Is it too much pressure to try to come out with something new?’ I have to say no, I’m enjoying myself. When I make something I always try to do my best.”
Miyamoto pointed out that while he’s working on something entirely new, he’s still very much involved in the development of Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Pikmin 3, both of which were announced back at E3 this past year, so fans of those series need not worry.
He also shared his thoughts on the push for realism in video games this generation, saying that he doesn’t really feel pressured to follow suit.
“Each creator has his or her own field for which he or she is particularly good at. I’m not saying that I am particularly bad at making the very photo-realistic video games. But when it comes to the realistic games, you have to create something familiar. I personally want to make something really different.”
Miyamoto didn’t drop any hints as to when we can expect to hear more about his “new project”, unfortunately. Hopefully we’ll hear something by the time E3 rolls around this coming June.