Posted on December 30 2017 by Bobby Chichester
Nintendo has been around a long time, and their core staff has mostly remained the same. However, the time will come when the old guard needs to find successors. One core member is Shigeru Miyamoto, and in a recent interview, he expressed an interest in urging younger developers to spearhead new projects. Miyamoto states that he is looking for people to innovate new kinds of play, rather than simply perfecting a new one. To this end, some of the newer staff had no experience playing video games at the time they were hired.
“More and more I am trying to let the younger generation fully take the reins. I always look for designers who aren’t super-passionate game fans. I make it a point to ensure they’re not just a gamer, but that they have a lot of different interests and skill sets.” –Shigeru Miyamoto
I think it’s really cool that Mr. Miyamoto is looking to instill the next generation of Nintendo developers with a sense of innovation. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with perfecting an art form, innovation is what leads to great Nintendo consoles and games, like the 3DS and the Switch. I’m very excited to where see the future of Nintendo as a result.
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Source: New York Times