Several publications have had the chance to recently interview Shigeru Miyamoto. USA Today asked Miyamoto whether Mario was now ready for virtual reality games seeing as he is coming to smart devices. The answer from Miyamoto was that virtual reality and Mario just wouldn’t mix.

“I would agree that adapting Mario to new platforms is a key to keeping him relevant,” he said. “But we want families to play together, and virtual reality (which requires players to be closed off from the real world) doesn’t really fit well there. We also like people playing for a long time, and it’s hard to do that in VR.”

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