Nintendo's Miyamoto stepping down from current position
The head of Nintendo's game design department is stepping down. Miyamoto is generally recognized worldwide as the leader in creative and influential game design. His works include many beloved and memorable video games, such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong. In recent years, he has supervised the development of much larger games like Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Super Mario: 3D Land.
Miyamoto is looking forward to the development of smaller games that require a much shorter development time. "I'm not saying that I'm going to retire from game development altogether. What I mean by retiring is, retiring from my current position," Miyamoto said. He expressed hopes of starting work on a project in 2012 and completing the development within the year. He is eager to begin these lighter projects with the younger generation and share new ideas amongst a more personal team of developers.
Nintendo has known few people that are comparable to Miyamoto. Many Nintendo games that are a part of the childhood of millions of people were the products of his dedication and creativity. Video gaming has advanced tremendously since the days of Mario and Luigi. Thanks to the efforts of Miyamoto and the rest of the Nintendo family, fans can enjoy the timeless collections on the modern gaming systems and look forward to Miyamoto's newest products.