Super Mario Odyssey received a lot of attention at this week’s Gamescom event in Germany. It was playable for attendees on the show floor and picked up the highly sought after Best Game award. The Verge managed to chat with Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi and one of the interesting things is the amount of involvement that Shigeru Miyamoto had on the latest title.
The involvement of Mr. Miyamoto in this project is pretty similar to previous projects as well, in that we will go to him and say “this is the kind of game we want to make, this is what we’re hoping to achieve,” and he will look at it and give his feedback and advice and ideas. In terms of actually how much of his advice we take on, we have a degree of flexibility and a degree of autonomy. And for Super Mario Odyssey, actually I’d say he left us to our own devices quite a lot.