Shigeru Miyamoto, the father of such characters as Mario and Donkey Kong, was last night thought to be leaving Nintendo for good. However, this morning the company has stepped out in front to say that this is not the case.
“What I really want to do is be in the forefront of game development once again myself,” Miyamoto told Wired in the initial store. “Probably working on a smaller project with even younger developers. Or I might be interested in making something that I can make myself, by myself. Something really small.”
This does make it sound as if Miyamoto might leave the gaming giant and perhaps get to work on his own in-house projects or team up with other smaller developers. However, Reuters is reporting Nintendo’s take on it: Miyamoto isn’t going anywhere.
“This is absolutely not true. There seems to have been a misunderstanding. He has said all along that he wants to train the younger generation,” said a Nintendo spokesperson.
“He has no intention of stepping down. Please do not be concerned.”
Where the confusion seemed to be was about the game creator working with younger developers. What this means in actuality is Miyamoto will be training younger developers, helping them to put together new games for Nintendo.