Our beloved Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, Zelda and Star Fox has revealed that he’d actually quite like to do an FPS game, focused on exploration and co-op play. “I actually kind of want to make an FPS, but I don’t have the time” he said to Kotaku.
I personally have no idea how it would work, but I can assure you that it would certainly be a lot different to the crossbow training game from the Zelda line.
“Rather than necessarily the question of ‘What kind of weapon do I have?’ in a first person shooter or ‘What kind of effect does that have on an enemy?’, I think that the structure of a first-person shooter is something that’s very interesting. Having that 3D space that in theory you are in and being able to look around and explore that—particularly being able to do that in conjunction with another person—is very interesting.”
I believe that Miyamoto has a great mind because he doesn’t see the black and white, he looks beyond the simple area. Judging from the quote above, he would evidently love to have the game very open, I imagine a little like Borderlands.
Is an FPS game a direction that Miyamoto should take? I personally would love to see what he could produce but it’s hard to guess if it would work or not. However, I do love the idea of an FPS that’s not only co-op, gritty and interesting, but also has an open fantasy world like Zelda, using the Wii U’s GamePad to view the game’s world.
You can read the full interview with Miyamoto over on Kotaku.