Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 27, 2017 13:51:00 GMT -5
That's a bit alarming. Miyamoto may leave after a few years in the same fashion, and I can already see that attracting negative press and people would start irrationally doubting whatever the Switch's successor is because of that.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 28, 2017 11:11:15 GMT -5
I could see Miyamoto getting a "soft" retirement. They could say he's stepping back into a supervisory role and technically remaining with the company, when in reality he wouldn't really be doing much.
Seems a little strange to hear him retire, didn't he only got promoted to that "creative fellow" role just a few months ago? You think Nintendo would be reluctant to let their old staff retire considering the sheer amount of knowledge they would have.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 29, 2017 10:23:59 GMT -5
I don't think anyone can really "replace" Shigeru Miyamoto. You can fill his position, but not his shoes.
But we've definitely been seeing more of Nintendo's extended staff appear in the spotlight recently. Especially Yoshiaka Koizumi. And I get the feeling that Hidemaro Fujibayashi is being primed to inherit the Zelda series whenever Aonuma retires (although Aonuma is only in his 50s, so it could be a while).
So, yeah, I think Nintendo knows they're entering a transitional era, and they're getting prepared for it.
I wonder if Iwata's sudden passing was partly responsible for them waking up to it.
EDIT: Ah-ha. Despite retiring, Genyo Takeda is now said to be continuing at Nintendo as a "special adviser." (Source)
Takeda expressed interest in retiring and passing the torch when his term of office expires this period. Takeda’s guidance has fostered many technicians over the years, particularly in the technical development departments. Ko Shiota, who we have mentioned as a candidate for the new director, was one of those Takeda mentored while developing our business. Even after his retirement, we hope to continue seeking advice from Takeda as Special Corporate Adviser such as in terms of how we should look into new technology and play. Takeda’s knowledge, experience and personal connections cannot be easily transferred. We plan to take over those over time in consulting with him. We hope to progress to the next stage by combining Takeda’s advice and support (as Special Corporate Adviser) with the new skills of our young employees.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 31, 2018 22:05:52 GMT -5
Genyo Takeda is being presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. He'll be the seventh person to receive the award. Previous recipients include Doug Lowenstein, Howard Lincoln, Minoru Arakawa, Ken Kutaragi, Bing Gordon and Satoru Iwata. (Source)