Shigeru Miyamoto believes that Retro Studios would be qualified to make a Zelda game in the future but logistics may prevent the Donkey Kong Country Returns and Metroid Prime developers from doing so.
Speaking after receiving the Príncipe de Asturias award in Communication and Humanities in Spain last week, Miyamoto commented on the possibility of Retro working on a Zelda game.
Miyamoto is reported to have said that Zelda has grown so big that the company is working closely with the likes of Monolith and Grezzo. "The possibility of Retro Studios making a new Zelda with a good proposal isn't a farfetched idea at all and could be possible," he said
However, before you start getting too excited, Miyamoto said that logistically it would make it tricky for Retro to create the next Zelda game for Wii U, commenting that Nintendo handle the script and design for Zelda games and it would be tough for the company to work with Retro on the game as they are based in Austin, Texas.
Miyamoto added: "Even if Retro Studios is qualified, Nintendo would have to be in very close contact with the company that were to create this Zelda and, being outside Japan, the distance and the timezone differences would make the communication more difficult."
If Retro were ever given the opportunity to work on a Zelda game, it wouldn't be the first time that another developer has created a game in Nintendo's adventure series. Capcom made Legend Of Zelda: Minish Cap and the Oracles games for Game Boy Color.
As for what the Texas-based company is up to at the moment, Reggie Fils-Aime has said that Retro is working on a fantastic game for Wii U.
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