Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that he is retiring from his current position at Nintendo, meaning he will no longer be in charge of the development of the bigger franchises such as Mario and Zelda. Instead he will be focusing on smaller projects that don’t have five-year development cycles. Here how he explained it:
What I really want to do is be in the forefront of game development once again myself. Probably working on a smaller project with even younger developers. Or I might be interested in making something that I can make myself, by myself. Something really small. In other words, I’m not intending to start from things that require a five-year development time.
In line with this though, Miyamoto will begin working on a new title during 2012.