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Mario Creator Miyamoto Says He Will Not Retire, Will “Keep Doing New Things”

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Yesterday we learned that Shigeru Miyamoto would be awarded by the Japanese government. Something that only people with great influence in the culture can aspire to achieve. This has only been possible thanks to decades of work at Nintendo. However, the years have also accumulated in him and, although creativity does not diminish, he is already at an age when a retirement is a common option, which suggests the inevitable day he will stop working at Nintendo. In the framework of recognition of his career, the creative said that there is still a day to come.

According to Sankei News (via VentureBeat), Shigeru Miyamoto said he is not thinking about to retire yet; On the contrary, he mentioned that he will do everything he can to continue doing his job.

“I’m going to do my best to keep doing new things so I don’t get asked if I’m about to retire. I want people all over the world to smile,” said the creative, who took the opportunity to thank all the people who have participated in the productions, because he considers that it is a job that cannot be carried out by a single person.

This was an important event in the field of video games, so Sonic’s several games developer, Yuji Naka, congratulated him on Twitter and said he was happy to know that these types of prizes reach electronic entertainment.

That said, everything seems to indicate that we will see Miyamoto appear in the credits of several more games in the future. We remind you that Nintendo has 2 Mario projects in development, in 2D and 3D, so it is very likely that Miyamoto is involved in some way. Similarly, you should know that the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is already in production, so you can be sure that the next title of the series will have some influence from the developer.

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This legendary creative who laid the foundations of video games on consoles has had a great impact on the industry to such an extent that today he continues to be a model for many developers. One of them is Aonuma, also a Nintendo creative, who believes it is still exciting to participate in projects with him.