hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Miyamoto to 'retire' from current position at Nintendo

8:45 PM on 12.07.2011 // Jordan Devore
  @DtoidJordan

[Update: There was a bit of a misunderstanding on Wired's part, because Miyamoto will still be around for a good while.]

Speaking with Wired.com, Nintendo's iconic game designer Shigeru Miyamoto revealed he will be retiring from his "current position" within the company. "What I really want to do is be in the forefront of game development once again myself," he stated. No, he's not leaving Nintendo, but he does seem to really like that word.

"Probably working on a smaller project with even younger developers. Or I might be interested in making something that I can make myself, by myself. Something really small." He's hopeful this project can begin in 2012.

"The reason why I'm stressing that is that unless I say that I'm retiring, I cannot nurture the young developers," says Miyamoto. "After all, if I'm there in my position as it is, then there's always kind of a relationship. And the young guys are always kind of in a situation where they have to listen to my ideas. But I need some people who are growing up much more than today."

He closed with a teaser: "I'm interested in doing a variety of many other things." I had always figured Miyamoto to be the type to press on until work was a physical impossibility, right up until the bitter end. His willingness to stay with Nintendo continues to suggest as much.

‘I’m Retiring,’ Nintendo’s Miyamoto Tells His Staff [Wired]




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Jordan Devore, Managing Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure DtoidJordan Tips
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter?
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -