Whether through the words of Alain Chamfort or through a questionable cover of molten metals, players from all walks of life know that time is running out, making us serious and sometimes prouder. Fortunately, time doesn’t seem to have that tight grip on dear Shigeru Miyamoto, who seems to be taking advantage of his advanced age (68) to play the casual gamer’s card. Or wisdom?
see also: Relive the Super Nintendo World Direct with Shigeru Miyamoto (REPLAY)
The game designer who became creative guy At his historic employer, with all due respect and his productive career, he is closer to retirement than to his beginnings, and it obviously does not offend him to “think about it”.
Make way for (fake) young people
The subject will therefore have been mentioned in the interview granted to the magazine a few days ago The New Yorkerand the least we can say is that The prospect does not seem to care about his successorand for good reason:
At Nintendo, the central idea of our business is to create harmony between consoles and games. It took about ten years, but I have a feeling that the new generation has finally managed to put this key principle in to practice. For me I have other, more personal centers of interest
Over time, the company has been facing increasingly intense competition, which has given us the opportunity to think deeply about what makes Nintendo Nintendo. President Furukawa is in his forties and General Manager Takahashi is in his fifties, which allows us to continue that entrepreneurship, and I am sure it will continue to be passed down.
I don’t worry about that anymore. From now on I try to find new experiences: It has always interested me the most in this environment. I don’t want to perfect what has already been done, I want to find new ideas.
We can bet that when the famous creative seems to be reassured about the manufacturer’s durability, we have nothing to worry about. Despite forty years of experience with the Kyotote company, Miyamoto doesn’t seem sluggish even after a festive weekend ::
It’s not so much the environment that makes me go to work, just thinking about the games I work on over the weekend. I can’t wait to get back to work on Mondays, and I always send emails on the weekends that aren’t necessarily a good fit for my colleagues.
Like so many leaders today Miyamoto Hence seems to ignore the right to separation or the notion of the weekend. Is that then the privilege of old age?