Reggie Fils-Aimé thinks Nintendo could still revive ‘F-Zero’

Former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé explained why the company didn’t create new F-zero titles, and whether the series might not make a comeback.

The former boss spoke with GamesBeat in a new interview (published May 13), which follows a series of interviews with Fils-Aimé where he talks about Nintendo in a new light. He previously said it was “business needs” that stopped a Western localization of Mother 3and that he is a “believer” in blockchain technology.

Asked about the current state of the F-zero frankness, Fils-Aimé said, “Why was it F-zero abandoned? The idea I would share is that, at least during my tenure, Nintendo developers were always experimenting with different styles of play, always thinking about where a unique experience could be applied, either to an existing franchise or to creating of a new franchise.

Fans have been waiting for over a decade for another potential release in the F-zero franchise, with its last new game dating back to 2004 F-Zero Highlight. Back in March F-Zero X also came to Nintendo Switch Online.

F-Zero X. Credit: Nintendo

“I bet somewhere in the development centers of Kyoto, a developer is playing with an idea that could be applied to F-zerocontinues Fils-Aimé. “It’s never a situation, at least in my experience, where the company makes a conscious decision not to continue supporting the XYZ franchise. Historically it just didn’t work that way, not when I was there.

Questions were also asked about Fils-Aimé’s recent comments regarding blockchain, where he talked about being ready for the possibility of using it to do things like sell animal crossing he is.

“I think with skilled developers and monetization programs that work for the game and provide, overall, a positive experience for the player – I think it can be done, whether it’s with blockchain technology or NFTs as a particular device”, Fils- dit Aimé. “I believe it can be done. What it will take for the large gaming audience to be supportive is a positive experience.

The book by Reggie Fils-Aimé, Disrupting the game: from the Bronx to the top of Nintendois available to buy now at retailers worldwide.

In other news, Monitor 2 staffers reveal they never used Activision Blizzard’s latest diversity tool for their upcoming shooter.

Leave a Comment