Fils-Aime: Nintendo will focus on user-generated content in future

Nintendo wants you to have it your way, whether that includes tomatoes, onions, or protein-style — but there should be enough meat for everyone. That was the gist of Reggie Fils-Aime’s recent comments in regards to Nintendo’s outlook on the future, which according to him, is all about user-generated content.

At the recent BMO Interactive Entertainment conference, Fils-Aime said that the era of “passive gaming” is coming to an end. He went on to outline Nintendo’s outlook on user-generated content, both in past and future:

If you’re in the entertainment business, any kind of entertainment, this is the game changer because no longer is entertainment a one way street of content created for audiences that just sit back and absorb it … the era of passive entertainment is waning, active entertainment is where the action is.

While I do think user-generated content opens up wonderful new avenues in the gaming metropolis, I certainly disagree about passive gaming coming to an end — it is a form of entertainment I will always enjoy, no matter what. It will be interesting to see how Nintendo would deal with a LittleBigPlanet-type title, however, as there are sure to be lots of less-than-family-friendly results when user content is allowed. I guess as long as everyone’s wearing white and smiling, we can have a few penis drawings — why not?

[Via GamesIndustry.Biz]

Colette Bennett