Dec/08/2011 at 7:34 am #972
Miyamoto has stepped down at Nintendo!
He hasn’t quit Nintendo, just his position. He now plans to take a ‘smaller’ role there, and work on ‘smaller projects’ and “not becoming entrenched in projects that would take many years to develop.” He also may train younger developers.
So….who knows what exactly this will mean for Nintendo in the near future, and you especially have to wonder with the Wii U around the corner. Oy.
Thoughts?Dec/08/2011 at 2:43 pm #6644
Dude, there is a contridactory statement regarding the matter:
Oh no, please, not now!Dec/08/2011 at 3:29 pm #6645
Latest update regarding the matter:Dec/08/2011 at 5:23 pm #6646
Thanks for pointing this out! I saw the article I linked to very early this morning, getting ready for work, and didn’t have much time. Also, the news clarifying Miyamoto’s status hadn’t been released yet, so I didn’t know!
From just reading the Kotaku article, it sounds like it’s…technically not ‘contradictory,’ in that Miyamoto is indeed going to spend less time on development and more time on training, according to Nintendo. Miyamoto is indeed taking a ‘reduced role,’ as Kotaku puts it, to some degree. There is truth to it, therefore, just not what it seemed to be. I guess?
Hmmm…Dec/08/2011 at 5:59 pm #6647
If Shigeru Miyamoto leaves Nintendo and the gaming industry for good, I don’t think it’s going to be the same again. But I’m glad he’s still going to take a part into the industry, after all, he’s the one of those people who really helped to build the foundation of gaming as we knew it today.
I don’t want him to leave, yet. Not now, the gaming world still needs him. He’s the “god amongst men”, he must continue guiding the greenhorns to the light of success.Dec/08/2011 at 6:16 pm #6648
Well, the original claim evidently wasn’t that he was leaving Nintendo, but I think most would agree it would indeed be a dark day for fans, Nintendo, and the industry if that did happen.
It’s still not 100% certain what Miyamoto’s evident ‘reduced role’ in development will even mean, but I guess we can’t know that for a while. I….do definitely wonder about the timing of this though; why now, especially with the Wii U coming soon, and no doubt games are certainly in development? That’s another thing that remains unclear…
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