Submitted by HyperBear 407d ago | news

Miyamoto: 'strange' not to think about retirement

Shigeru Miyamoto, at 60 years old, is acknowledging that he won’t be working at Nintendo forever, and he is taking steps to get the company ready for life without him. (Industry, Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto)

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mandf  +   407d ago
That will be a sad day for gaming. Hope Nintendo can survive and prosper through the loss of a legend. Zelda on Nes to this day is still my favorite game of all time. That man provided me with so many memorable moments as a child.
SilentNegotiator  +   407d ago
All they have to do is keep following the same formula for the games, as they've done for several generations.
f789790  +   407d ago
You would be surprised how many times companies have messed that one up.
Moncole  +   407d ago
He Has been mentoring young devs for a while and while they are having bigger role with making the game he takes smaller roles. You don't need to worry when he leaves. Look t the credits, he is not the head dev for games now.
Derekvinyard13  +   406d ago
To disagree with mandf means you have to be a child who is call of dutyified
SilentNegotiator  +   406d ago
Or to recognize that

1) He hasn't done anything revolutionary in years.
2) He hasn't really lead on a game in a while and Nintendo hasn't exactly imploded on itself.
MikeMyers  +   406d ago
Nintendo will have a tough time having him not be a part of them. He is an icon for a company who is way too wrapped up in history to begin with.
mandf  +   406d ago
To the disagreers you are highly disrespectful. The man was and still is a legend. We all owe him a debt of gratitude for his contribution to gaming.
DarkBlood  +   407d ago
hope he retires just after thier next gen console releases, so you know to go out with a big bang

would love to se him be involve in every high profile ip one last time
BadboyCivic  +   407d ago
Next gen for Nintendo is already out- WiiU
DarkBlood  +   407d ago
im talking about thier next system after the wiiu obviously lol
AnotherProGamer  +   407d ago
Hes 60! dam I thought he was late 30-early 40
deafdani  +   407d ago
Lol, dude. If he was late 30 - early 40, that would mean he was about 10 years old when he made Donkey Kong. Miyamoto is a genius, alright, but not THAT genius.

AnotherProGamer  +   407d ago
I meant he looked 40, worded it wrong :/
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TuxedoMoon  +   407d ago
The Day Miyamoto retires is probably the day Nintendo becomes a 3rd party developer. Mario on Xbox and ps5? A terrible thought...but look what happened with Sega. I really hope this future doesn't come true. I want nintendo to keep making consoles, even without Miyamoto. Will they be good or better tha Miyamoto's influence? Maybe? Only time will tell.
deafdani  +   406d ago
Overdramatic much? Yeah, Miyamoto has been a essential figure in Nintendo ever since he made Donkey Kong decades ago, but no company is solely dependant on a single man, not even someone as influencing as Miyamoto.

Apple nowadays is fine without Steve Jobs, and Nintendo will be just fine after Miyamoto leaves.
Eyeco  +   406d ago
I agree with you for the most part but look what happened to Team Ninja after Tomonobu Itagaki left
BigStef71  +   407d ago
It will be a depressing day when arguably the best game designer of all time retires. I have always wondered this but what has his role at Nintendo been exactly the last few years? It has been awhile since he has directed a game
Jek_Porkins  +   407d ago
The guy is a visionary for sure, helped save the industry and give us some of the longest lasting franchises of all time. I mean as much as we hype certain games or characters, will any of them last as long as Mario, Donkey Kong or Zelda? probably not.
BitbyDeath  +   407d ago
I expect his retirement to be much like Sonys Ken Kutaragi.
He won't be there on paper but he will still be working with them.
contradictory  +   407d ago
that's nice line of thinking actually
kinda reminds me of what Kojima said back some time ago
something about passing on the skills...
Kevlar009  +   407d ago
Just don't retire without creating a new IP. I consider Pikmin to be his last "true" IP
KillrateOmega  +   407d ago
Dude's a genius and he'll be missed when he leaves.

On a side note: He really does not look like he's 60 yo. Damn, good genetics :D

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