While Giles Godfrey initially worked for Nintendo on games like Super Mario 64 and 1080° Snowboarding, the developer eventually left the company to start his own studio. However, Godfrey continued his relationship with Nintendo and most recently co-developed Steel Diver: Sub Wars and Tank Troopers for the 3DS. In an interview with Source Gaming, Godfrey was asked what Nintendo properties he would be interested in working on. While he shot down their suggestion of Star Fox, he voiced an interest in the F-Zero franchise. Check out the full interview here.
Are there any series from Nintendo that you would like to work on? How about a Star Fox?
No. F-Zero would be an interesting one. I don’t think they would ever….because the expectations for these old-school games are so high now. The last F-Zero game was…F-Zero GX…and that was really expensive. It has to be bigger and better than F-Zero GX, and that would be a huge risk for them. Having said that…I really like the original F-Zero. I never got into GX as it felt more and more like Wipeout. The faster and more wide angle it got, the more Wipeout it felt. To me, F-Zero is all about those tight courses with the tight bends, and the skidding around and drifting. I’d love to go back and visit that kind of control scheme but make it a smaller experience. I don’t think they would as their current philosophy is just bigger and better.