Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma recently took part in a giant interview with Jin Fujisawa of Square Enix. Many topics were discussed, including Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Dragon Quest, and the Zelda series as a whole. However, they also discussed the reputation Shigeru Miyamoto has, where there are people who worship him like God. It resulted in Aonuma admitting that there’s something he wants to do some day:
Well, as I was listening to you, I realize that my relationship with Mr. Miyamoto is that of boss and his junior staff. Maybe that’s why I am still making the Legend Of Zelda.
That’s possible. Mr. Horii is a freelancer. There is a big difference.
I think that Mr. Miyamoto is a great man, but someday I want to surpass him.
Well, because I’m working with him in the same building. I heard there are people overseas who worship Mr. Miyamoto like God, but I’m not like that. And I think I’ll exceed him some day. That hasn’t happened yet, though. But I don’t think he is a divine being. He is somebody you can catch up with. That’s why we end up trying.