Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine, which goes on sale on Thursday, Shigeru Miyamoto said his team does not want to focus on making content for people who "passively" enjoy games.
"[These are] the sort of people who, for example, might want to watch a movie. They might want to go to Disneyland," he said.
"Their attitude is, 'okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.' It's kind of a passive attitude they're taking, and to me it's kind of a pathetic thing. They do not know how interesting it is if you move one step further and try to challenge yourself [with more advanced games]."
This is great to hear. Miyamoto is a goddamned genius and his talent has been totally wasted on games like Wii Music. If he applies the kind of creativity that produced Super Mario Bros. 3, Pikmin, Super Mario Galaxy etc. we could be looking at some amazing stuff. Project Giant Robot and Project Guard don't exactly inspire much confidence, but they're just small experiments and hopefully not indicative of what his other future games are going to be like. I'm really curious to see that new Star Fox...