Shigeru Miyamoto, the man who created some of the world’s most memorable franchises like Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Pikmin, and more, has recently announced that he will be stepping down from his current position at Nintendo and will be focusing his efforts on personal projects.
In an interview with Wired, Miyamoto announced that while he is not leaving Nintendo entirely, he is retiring from his producer position. He will still be working with Nintendo, but states that he wants to work on smaller titles where he has more creative control.
…I’m not intending to start from things that require a five-year development time.
Wired has not yet posted the full interview with Miyamoto, however we’ll keep you posted on these developments. In the meantime, feel free to speculate what this could possibly mean for the future of Nintendo.