The New York Times ran a story over the weekend talking to Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and the impact the Nintendo Switch has had over the past year. Essentially, the focus of the story is that the Switch is what the Wii U should have been, but that it achieved things the Wii U couldn't have. But in the middle of the story comes a bit of info about how Nintendo hires new people, and sad to say, if you're a hardcore gamer, you need not apply. Here's a snippet from the interview below.
"More and more I am trying to let the younger generation fully take the reins," Mr. Miyamoto said.
This younger generation has been carefully chosen; Mr. Miyamoto says he wants people who are more likely to create new kinds of play, rather than merely aim to perfect current ones.
"I always look for designers who aren't super-passionate game fans," Mr. Miyamoto said. "I make it a point to ensure they're not just a gamer, but that they have a lot of different interests and skill sets." Some of the company's current stars had no experience playing video games when they were hired.