Super Mario Creator Has A Grave Warning For The Gaming IndustrySeptember 4, 2018
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of legendary games such as The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario, has issued a serious warning for the gaming industry.
Per this report from Bloomberg, Shigeru Miyamoto recently spoke at the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference (CEDEC) in Japan, and stated that players shouldn’t be “nickel and dimed” for the industry to get ahead. “We’re lucky to have such a giant market, so our thinking is, if we can deliver games at reasonable prices to as many people as possible, we will see big profit.”
He seemed to throw some shade at Epic Games and Fortnite, noting that Nintendo is looking into alternative purchase methods for consumers, as opposed to the free-to-play model that companies like EA and Epic Games are cashing in on heavily.
Miyamoto didn’t try to act as though Nintendo has everything figured out, however. “I can’t say that our fixed-cost model has really been a success, but we’re going to continue pushing it forward until it becomes entrenched,” said Miyamoto. “That way everyone can develop games in a comfortable environment. By focusing on bringing games to the widest range of people possible, we can continue boosting our mobile game business.”
Miyamoto also talked about the possibility of using subscription services. “It’s necessary for developers to learn to get along with (them),” he noted. “When seeking a partner for this, it’s important to find someone who understands the value of your software. Then customers will feel the value in your apps and software and develop a habit of paying money for them.”