Nagoshi told us he had fond memories of the game, and would entertain the possibility of working on another game in the series.
“This is a very nostalgic game title for me, and that was when I learned how to create a high quality game to satisfy a fanbase,” Nagoshi said. “I learned a lot, and if there was a chance, I wouldn’t mind working on it again.”
VGC then asked whether his new role as the founder of his own studio would make working with Nintendo on a new F-Zero more or less likely should the opportunity arise. “This is more of a question for Nintendo,” Nagoshi laughed.
Fans have been waiting for Nintendo to release a new F-Zero game ever since the last title in the series, GBA game F-Zero Climax, was released 19 years ago.
In a separate interview with VGC earlier this year, Imamura – who left Nintendo in 2021 – said he’d like to see the company outsourcing a new F-Zero to a third-party developer.
“There are tons of people who want to make Nintendo titles, so if Nintendo has the confidence that they can make Nintendo games, they should pass it on to those people,” he explained, adding: “Just look at how Donkey Kong Country turned out.”