Have you ever wondered about an MMO developed by Nintendo’s resident legend, Shigeru Miyamoto? You may be intrigued by Miyamoto’s remarks at the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference in Yokohama because it turns out he specifically didn’t want to make one when the discussion came up. Surely he has some scathing critique of the way the genre works that is antithetical to his design ethos, right?
Nope! He just gets bored. He explained that while the genre was big and there was talk of making one, he prefers to move on to the next project and wouldn’t want to continually add new content to an existing game.
A few years ago, when MMORPGs were coming into fashion, I didn’t want to make one. […] Since I get tired of things easily, I don’t want to keep making one game.
So it does have something to do with the genre, but more with his particular areas of focus. You can take a look at all of Miyamoto’s translated comments on other aspects of the game industry on Kotaku, if you’re curious.