Shigeru Miyamoto is creeping closer and closer to the national retirement age, but he’s not ready to let loose the younger Boo’s across the company just yet. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Miyamoto said he’d love to continue working with Nintendo for a long time.
“I turn 61 this year, so I’m at an age where as I look around at people who work in different companies and they’re all reaching an age where they’re thinking about retirement, I guess people might expect me to be thinking of retiring. But at the same time, I look at the work that I’m doing, and the fun that I’m having – this is something that I can still continue to do for a long time – you know, possibly until I die.”
But when and if Shigeru Miyamoto does decide to retire, he’s making sure that his staff are ready to fly the nest, adding: “One thing that’s very important for me is to make sure that Nintendo as a company can continue to create products even if I’m not there. So one of the things that I continually say to my teams is ‘Pretend like I’m not here. I’m not going [to] help you.'”