NeoGaf reader, Shikamaru Ninja, has recently posted that there are rumours about that legendary Nintendo game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, is planning to step down from his current position within Nintendo.
Miyamoto is said to be pulling back from Nintendo’s EAD division this coming December with the reason being that he believes his current position is taking some of the focus away from the new content being created by the production team in the largest gaming division. The word is that Takashi Tezuka from the New Super Mario Bros. series will be taking over the role and stepping in the shoes.
Here’s a few of the other changes that are reported to be taking place:
- Major shift in Kyoto development sources involving three Research & Development buildings
- Shigeru Miyamoto stepping down as EAD General Manager
- Takashi Tezuka becoming new EAD General Manager
- New Groups / New Producers announced for EAD Kyoto / SPD Kyoto
- EAD Tokyo Expansion / Masahiro Sakurai possibly Joining EAD Tokyo
- New Division lead by Miyamoto with younger staff focused on smaller scale games
- Miyamoto’s Departure Inspiring New IPs for the EAD Kyoto Division
These changes have been reported by Nikkei, Wired and Guardian UK.
Source: My Nintendo News