While he views himself as an apprentice, Rayman creator Michel Ancel considers Shigeru Miyamoto a master. In an interview with ONM, Ancel spoke highly of both Miyamoto and Nintendo. Ancel has told the magazine that because Nintendo constantly tries to innovate, it is a company that takes a lot of risks. And risk-taking is necessary for any firm that wants to make changes in the video game industry, according to the designer. Ancel went on to say that Nintendo seems to be a leading provider of surprises, with unique software and devices like Miiverse and the Wii U GamePad.
“It’s very kind of you to have me with such talented people,” Ancel said. “But I really consider myself to be an apprentice, where Miyamoto is a master. Well, maybe an advanced apprentice!
“Nintendo’s greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is innovation. It’s a company that takes a lot of risks. Few people understand that innovation involves risk-taking, because you don’t control everything on the market.
“Today, the biggest surprises seem to come from Nintendo. People may like those surprises or not, but that’s a fact. Miiverse was a surprise, the GamePad was a surprise. What will come next? I can’t wait!”