It’s been suggested that F-Zero news may be being teased by Twitter user Pyoro, who has a strong recent track record when it comes to Nintendo leaks, including outing Super Mario Bros. Wonder ahead of its official announcement.
“Let’s just say fans of a certain MATLAB function will be happy with the upcoming Direct,” they said on Friday.
“MATLAB is a programming and numeric computing platform used by millions of engineers and scientists to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models,” according to its developer MathWorks.
While Nintendo hasn’t announced plans for an upcoming presentation, the platform holder traditionally holds a Direct live stream in September, and speculation is mounting that one will officially be confirmed soon.
Fans have been waiting for Nintendo to announce 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 this year, Imamura—who left Nintendo in 2021—said he’d like to see the company outsource 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.”