Before you read the headline and get all worked up, I’ll go ahead and save you some pain by telling you ahead of time that Shigeru Miyamoto is not leaving Nintendo, nor will he stop developing games – in fact, development will now be his focus, just not in the same way.
Speaking to Wired’s Game|Life, the legendary game designer said that he will be “retiring” from his position with Nintendo, and will instead be focused on developing smaller-scale projects, possibly even working with young, up-and-coming developers.
“I’m not saying that I’m going to retire from game development altogether,” Miyamoto explained What I mean by retiring is, retiring from my current position…. What I really want to do is be in the forefront of game development once again myself. Probably working on a smaller project with even younger developers. Or I might be interested in making something that I can make myself, by myself. Something really small.”
If you’re a fan of Miyamoto’s more grand-scale games, then I suppose this news could be taken as a bit of a bad thing. He reiterated his current goal, saying that he would prefer not to go into development on a game with a 5-year-long development cycle.
On the bright side, at least we know that an all-new title from Miyamoto is in the works – even if it will be “small”.
Source: Wired Game|Life