The Man Who Made Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda Wants to Make an FPS
Shigeru Miyamoto, mastermind behind classic games like Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., and The Legend of Zelda, wishes he had more free time, that way he can make a first-person shooter.
In an interview with Kotaku last week, one of gaming’s greatest minds revealed that he has a genuine interest in creating a first-person shooter, but simply doesn’t “have time.”
He’s not particularly interested in crafting a violent experience though, he’d much rather do…well, something else, something arguably more Miyamoto-ish:
“Rather than necessarily the question of ‘What kind of weapon do I have?’ in a first person shooter or ‘What kind of effect does that have on an enemy?’, I think that the structure of a first-person shooter is something that’s very interesting. Having that 3D space that in theory you are in and being able to look around and explore that—particularly being able to do that in conjunction with another person—is very interesting.”
He’s not inexperienced in the realm of first-person games, he had final say in the first Metroid Prime title for the Nintendo GameCube, designed by Retro Studios.
Will the man who brought joy to many of our younger years start work on a first-person venture someday soon? Maybe, just maybe.
If you want to hear more from Miyamoto in his talk with Kotaku, be sure to check out the full piece when you’re done here.