One collection we’re positive many Nintendo followers would like to see make a return is the F-Zero. Though the Nintendo 64 version got a re-release in March by way of the Change On-line service, there hasn’t been a new entry within the futuristic racing collection because the 2004 Sport Boy Advance title, F-Zero Climax.
So, will this traditional Nintendo collection ever make a return? Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé (who’s at the moment busy selling his new guide Disrupting the Game) was requested by GamesBeat why F-Zero was “deserted” by Nintendo?
The way in which Reggie sees it – not less than primarily based on his personal historical past with the corporate – is that it is “by no means” a aware determination made by Nintendo to cease supporting sure collection. It is truly simply experimenting with new and completely different gameplay types and the way they could possibly be utilized to both new or current collection.
He appears to suppose there is a good likelihood that somebody inside Nintendo’s HQ could possibly be experimenting with an concept that could possibly be an excellent match for a future F-Zero recreation. Here is precisely what he needed to say:
“Why was F-Zero deserted? The perception I’d share is that, not less than throughout my tenure, Nintendo builders have been at all times experimenting with completely different gameplay types, at all times fascinated by the place a novel expertise could possibly be utilized again, both to an current franchise or possibly creating a brand new franchise. My guess is that someplace within the Kyoto improvement facilities, some developer is taking part in round with an concept that is perhaps utilized to F-Zero. It’s by no means a scenario, not less than in my expertise, the place the corporate makes a aware determination to not proceed supporting X-Y-Z franchise. Traditionally it simply hasn’t labored that means, not once I was there.”
This is not the primary time we have heard a former Nintendo individual speak in regards to the return of F-Zero, or a future entry requiring one thing distinctive. In actual fact, final 12 months – former Nintendo staffer Takaya Imamura said there was still life in the racing series, but it surely wants a “grand new thought” to carry it again. Shigeru Miyamoto additionally talked about in 2012 how he felt the series hadn’t really evolved.
What do you suppose a brand new F-Zero recreation would wish to do to evolve the collection? Depart a remark under.