According to a former developer of Retro Studios, Shigeru Miyamoto didn’t care about the possible cancellation of Metroid Prime.
Would Shigeru Miyamoto have been completely uninterested in a possible cancellation of Metroid Prime , according to what was told by John Whitmore, a former developer of Retro Studios in the last episode of DidYouKnowGaming?
The video recalls the troubled development of the title, that is, the difficulties that Nintendo had to make it happen. It was in the moment of greatest difficulty that Mario’s company turned to Retro to save the game and get it back on track.
According to Whitmore, however, the master Shigeru Miyamoto was not interested in the fate of the game, that is, he did not care about a possible cancellation. According to Whitmore, the reason is that Metroid is not a franchise he created.
Fortunately, history tells us that Metroid Prime was eventually successfully completed and hit the market, becoming one of the most acclaimed console first-person shooters of its generation.
It should also be said that despite what was reported, Miyamoto was a key figure for Metroid Prime. It seems that the adoption of the first person and the control scheme adopted in the final version is due to him.