The New York Times has published an interesting interview with a few key Nintendo developers including the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto. In the interview Miyamoto reveals that once again he’s trying to get the younger generation take the reins on video game development within the Kyoto-based company. Here’s what he said:
“More and more I am trying to let the younger generation fully take the reins,” Mr. Miyamoto said.
This younger generation has been carefully chosen; Mr. Miyamoto says he wants people who are more likely to create new kinds of play, rather than merely aim to perfect current ones.
“I always look for designers who aren’t super-passionate game fans,” Mr. Miyamoto said. “I make it a point to ensure they’re not just a gamer, but that they have a lot of different interests and skill sets.” Some of the company’s current stars had no experience playing video games when they were hired.