Reggie Fils-Aimé - former president of Nintendo of America - has commented on Nintendo's "abandoned" racing franchise F-Zero, and hinted that no Nintendo series is ever truly dead.
F-Zero raced onto Nintendo consoles way back in 1990, but engines have been off ever since 2004's F-Zero Climax. Interestingly, though, Fils-Aimé doesn't think this means another F-Zero game will never happen; instead, he confirmed that the developer/publisher never "makes a conscious decision not to continue supporting" a Nintendo series. "Why was F-Zero abandoned?" he said in an interview with VentureBeat. "The insight I would share is that, at least during my tenure, Nintendo developers were always experimenting with different gameplay styles, always thinking about where a unique experience could be applied back, either to an existing franchise or maybe creating a new franchise. "My bet is that somewhere in the Kyoto development centers, some developer is playing around with an idea that might be applied to F-Zero.
It’s never a situation, at least in my experience, where the company makes a conscious decision not to continue supporting X-Y-Z franchise.
Historically it just hasn’t worked that way, not when I was there." Does that mean we'll definitely get another F-Zero game, 20 years after the last?Read more on gamesradar.com