Posted on December 7, 2011, Phil Owen Shigeru Miyamoto Stepping Down
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the Mario and Zelda franchises, among many other things, has announced via Wired that he will step down from his position as head of Nintendo’s game design department to work on smaller projects.
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.
So don’t fret, dear readers. Miyamoto isn’t moving on with his life. He just wants to do something different for a while. Hell, he’s only 59; that’s like 45 in Japanese years. He’s still got plenty of time to continue contributing to the world of video games. And he doesn’t intend to give it up any time soon.
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