In an interview with Gamekult, Miyamoto said there’s “little chance” he could take the time to work on another Mario –– like maybe a new Super Mario Bros –– especially after Super Mario 3D World zapped a lot of his energy.
Instead, Miyamoto said he’d like to focus on smaller-scale titles.
“… I want to get involved again and more deeply in the development of smaller projects, but that doesn’t mean it will be a modest download-only title or something like that,” Miyamoto said.
Miyamoto didn’t rule out being the main producer on a new, larger-scale project in the future, but he ensured that he trusts the development team that he oversees.
“… Even when I’m not directly in charge of a project, I always look at what the teams does in terms of gameplay, and I trust them. Don’t worry about Mario,” Miyamoto said.
The legendary game designer championed a similar sentiment last month, in which he said he doesn’t necessarily need to be involved with the day-to-day business at Nintendo, that the company is in the capable hands of Eiji Aonyuma.
“As you saw at our presentation at E3, Mr. Aonuma chased me off stage … he doesn’t need me any more,” Miyamoto said. “The final responsibility for the title still comes down to me and I’m still involved in the games, but I’m definitely able to leave the series up to him in a way.”