While Nintendo made splashes earlier this year when they announced that they’ll be entering the red ocean of mobile gaming, not everyone in the Nintendo family seems to be optimistic about the shift in the gaming industry toward smart devices. Tetsuya Takahashi, founder of the Nintendo-owned Monolith Soft and Xenoblade mastermind, is worried about the future of gaming.
Here’s what Takahashi told GameSpot on the subject:
“This is just my opinion, but sometimes I wonder about the health of the industry. When I walk around E3, I see some wonderful games that Nintendo and other manufacturers are putting out, and these are games that I truly love, but I also worry about the shift towards mobile, and wonder [what] the shift towards developing for smartphones might mean for the future of the industry. Certainly, if you talk about the scale of the market including them, then yes it’s doing well; there’s a lot of money and activity there.”