Several publications have had the chance to interview legendary video game developer Shigeru Miyamoto. One of these publications is USA Today who asked Mr. Miyamoto whether Mario was now ripe for virtual reality solutions seeing as he is coming to smart devices. The answer from Miyamoto was that virtual reality and Mario just wouldn’t mix.
Asked if he was bringing Mario to the newest gaming platform, virtual reality, Miyamoto said that VR wasn’t quite the right fit.
“I would agree that adapting Mario to new platforms is a key to keeping him relevant,” he said. “But we want families to play together, and virtual reality (which requires players to be closed off from the real world) doesn’t really fit well there. We also like people playing for a long time, and it’s hard to do that in VR.”