Reggie Fils-Aime, a former Nintendo of America president, claims that he does not believe Nintendo has taken F-Zero despite a lack of new games.
Although most Nintendo fans are enjoying new Mario, Zelda, and Splatoon series, the F-Zero group has been starving for years. Apart from a few maps in Mario Kart 8 and Captain Falcon''s popularity in Smash, there''s been nothing new for F-Zero since 2004''s F-Zero Climax, which was only available in Japan.
Most Nintendo fans have long believed that the series has been left behind for almost two decades, according to GamesBeat. Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime believes the series is purposefully ignored and that some designers are likely to develop ideas that will eventually be included in an F-Zero game.
Fils-Aime: Why was F-Zero abandoned? I think it''s clear that, at least during my tenure, Nintendo developers were always experimenting with different gameplay styles and always thinking about when a unique experience might be recreated, either on an existing franchise or even 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 the X-Y-Z franchise. Historically it just didn''t work that way, not when I was there."
This is the first time since anyone from Nintendo has heard F-Zero speculation, and although Fils-Aime isn''t saying that something new is in the works, it does show how Nintendo relates its poor series, and that it doesn''t consciously stop making certain games.
Fils-Aime recently opened up about another long-lost Nintendo game that fans have wanted to see - Mother 3. He explained recently that there were several avenues he learned from the company introducing Mother 3 but it hardly ended up happening.