Miyamoto already imagines what the future of Nintendo will be like without him
Shigeru Miyamoto He is one of the most influential figures in the history of video games. Without it, we would have neither Super Mario, nor The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Star Fox or Pikmin. Despite his many years of work, Miyamoto still wants to work.
But let’s be real, there will come a day when he hangs up his red cap forever. To some, this may seem like a day that will shake Nintendo to its foundations, but for Miyamoto himself, things might not change all that much at the company.
“I really don’t think it’s going to change,” Miyamoto told NPR. “It’s probably going to be the same. There are, you know, people on the executive team, creators within the company, and also people who work on Mario with a passion, they all have this sense of what it means to be Nintendo.”
“Even when new ideas come up,” he continued. “There’s always the fact that it’s a new idea, but also the fact that, is it a new idea that really has the essence of Nintendo or not?”
Currently, Miyamoto is still involved in numerous Nintendo projects, such as the imminent Super Mario Bros. movie, which will be released in just over a month, or Pikmin 4, which arrives this summer. The idea of Miyamoto not being involved in anything at Nintendo seems very strange, but it’s likely to come true at some point.