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Submitted by GerarDOS 921d ago | news

Miyamoto 'would be scared of responsibility Crowdfunding'

In an interview with Gamer.nl, Shigeru Miyamoto responded to the popularity of crowdfunding, stating that he would be scared to carry the responsibility of having already accepted people's money, before an actual game is released. 'I would be scared to have that kind of responsibility', he said before calling the developers who did turn to this kind of development 'very brave'.

Miyamoto also talked about post-release development of games, saying he would consider this method for Nintendo-games, but only if there is a suitable environment for it. 'For the consumer market we have to be sure that every console is able to update. If such an enviroment is there, (updating) is something that we will consider.' (Dev, Industry, Shigeru Miyamoto)

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TooTall19  +   921d ago
Why would he need to? He is the most famous game developer who has no problem getting funding for games he wants to develop.
yesmynameissumo  +   921d ago
To make what he wants and not what Nintendo wants?
SpiralTear  +   921d ago
I can see where he's coming from with the whole "responsibility" pressure thing, but I think he wouldn't have much to worry about. Miyamoto has created some of the most iconic games ever. The only thing I think that would make him nervous is if he tried a brand new IP with crowdfunding, something that isn't guaranteed to have immediate support.

Still, if he did crowdfunding, I'd be on board.
snp  +   921d ago
I like the idea of crowdfunding in principle, and i've contributed to a few kickstarter projects myself, however i think people are maybe getting a little rose tinted about this. Sure, Publishers can be shits for developers to deal with, but just wait till a bunch of 12-20 year olds are on forums demanding this be added, that be changed, backed up with 'i've paid my money, you listen to me!'

Have a bad feeling Double Fine etc might not find it all they'd hoped it would be... (hope i'm wrong).
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MidnytRain  +   921d ago
I totally feel ya. A lot of gamers are already self-entitled as it is. I can only imagine the nightmare that could result from all of this.
frequentcontributor  +   921d ago
But that's not any different than what's happening with Mass Effect 3, right now. People can always complain about things. I agree that Miyamoto doesn't have tow worry about funding. It seems as though Nintendo let's him do what he likes as long as he helps out with all the other games, too. I think with crowdfunding, being brave doesn't really factor into it; in fact the opposite is true. Using sites like Kickstarter, you know that fans are interested in the game up front, before you even start. If you've laid out your plans in enough detail, then no one should be disappointed. With traditional "published" game development, though, the risk is actually larger: fans don't get to decide if it's something they're interested until its already made, and the publisher is usually guiding the developer to make a certain type of product which isn't necessarily what they actually wanted to produce in the first place. With crowd funding, the biggest risk is that people will say "no" from the start and the game won't get made, but with a publisher, the risk is that they'll have spent millions of dollars and years of dev time, and then gamers don't want the product when it's released, having wasted all that time/$...
dedicatedtogamers  +   921d ago
Miyamoto already gets to make the games he wants to make.

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