"What I really want to do is be in the forefront of game development once again myself…Probably..."

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.

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Shigeru Miyamoto speaking with Wired on his plans for the future which won’t include any more games requiring five-year development cycles.

It was initially reported that Miyamoto was planning to step down from his Senior Managing Director post at Nintendo entirely.  Reuters says differently, adding that Nintendo’s stock took a 2% hit after investors caught wind of Shigeru’s potential retirement plans.

The 59 year-old certainly does intend on retiring but not imminently.  Shigeru still likes to remind his staff, however, that retirement is in the cards and that one day they’ll have to pave the future of Nintendo’s games without the mind behind gaming benchmarks like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.


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