Legendary games designer Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that he worries about the continued reliance by developers to create yet another first person or third person shooter. Miyamoto says he wonders about how younger gamers sit down and interact with these types of games, and thinks parents need a better idea of what happens in these games.
“Sometimes I get worried about the continued reliance on making games that are so centered around guns, and that there are so many of these games,” he says. “I have a hard time imagining – particularly for young generations of gamers – how they sit down and play and interact with that.”
“Previous forms of media, like books, made it easy for parents to know and understand what they’re buying for their children. With the transition into digital mediums it becomes more difficult for parents to have a full grasp of what’s going on. From a game developer’s standpoint it’s important to take that into account.”