In a recent interview with VGC, Toshihiro Nagoshi, the producer of F-Zero GX, expressed his openness to returning to work on the beloved Nintendo series. The conversation revolved around his experience with the GameCube classic, which recently marked its 20th anniversary. Nagoshi shared his fond memories of working on the game and mentioned his willingness to consider another project within the F-Zero universe. He stated, “This is a very nostalgic game title for me, and that was when I learned how to create a high-quality game to satisfy a fanbase. I learned a lot, and if there was a chance, I wouldn’t mind working on it again.”
When asked about how his current role as the founder of his own studio might affect the likelihood of collaborating with Nintendo on a new F-Zero installment, Nagoshi humorously deferred to Nintendo, emphasizing that it’s ultimately their decision. Fans have eagerly awaited a new F-Zero game since the last entry, F-Zero Climax for the Game Boy Advance, was released 19 years ago. Notably, in 2021, Nintendo veteran Takaya Imamura, the artist responsible for designing characters and vehicles in the F-Zero series, expressed his belief that the series wasn’t dead but was challenging to revive.
In a previous interview with VGC earlier this year, Imamura, who left Nintendo in 2021, suggested that Nintendo consider outsourcing a new F-Zero title to a third-party developer. He highlighted the success of Donkey Kong Country, which was developed by Rare and published by Nintendo, as a testament to the potential of such collaborations.