Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has expressed frustration over a new F-Zero game, saying that although he knows people are eager for a new title in the series, he's not at sure where Nintendo would actually take it.
"I certainly understand that people want a new F-Zero game," Miyamoto said. "I think where I struggle is that I don’t really have a good idea for what’s new that we could bring to F-Zero that would really turn it into a great game again. Certainly I can see how people looking at Mario Kart 8 could see, through the anti-gravity, a connection to F-Zero. But I don’t know, at this point, what direction we could go in with a new F-Zero."
Given that Nintendo's strategy over the past decade, if not of all time, has been to rehash existing ideas over and over again, we're not entirely sure where Miyamoto is coming from in this regard.
"It’s tough," Miyamoto said. "We come to the show and we bring a lot of great franchises and everyone says, 'Oh, well, where’s this game that I want to play? Where’s something new?' I only have so much capacity. [laughs] Obviously in the past we’ve tried to work with other companies, where we’ve let them develop games for us in franchises like Star Fox and F-Zero, but the more we think about it, the more we prefer to be able to create those games internally, on our own. We’ve obviously, as I mentioned, been working on what we can do to increase our internal staff in a way that will allow us to have more projects going at the same time, so we can create new games and work on additional old IP and still maintain the other primary franchises that people want to see." [IGN]