Miyamoto Retiring? Lets Set the Record Straight Shall We.
So, when Shigeru Miyamoto, Senior Managing Director and General Manager of Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis and Development Division and creator of the Mario and Zelda series (he has made so many more
) told Wired
“I’m not saying that I’m going to retire from game development altogether. What I mean by retiring is, retiring from my current position”, a lot of people had a freak out.
At First I Was Like...
Now, by all means, this was a justifiable freak out since large amounts of gamers childhood’s consisted of probably at least one game made by Miyamoto. But the question is, is Shigeru Miyamoto stepping down?
Miyamoto isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Don’t believe me? Well, check out this official statement by Nintendo *BAM*
|“Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto’s role at Nintendo is not changing. He will continue to be a driving force in Nintendo’s development efforts. In discussing his priorities at Nintendo in a media interview, Mr. Miyamoto explained how he is encouraging the younger developers at the company to take more initiative and responsibility for developing software. He attempted to convey his priorities moving forward, inclusive of overseeing all video game development and ensuring the quality of all products. Mr. Miyamoto also discussed his desire to pursue fresh ideas and experiences of the kind that sparked his initial interest in video games.”
...But Then I Was Like
Your welcome Nintendo fanboys, you can stop assuming the fetal position now…ok, I was assuming that position also.