Now-retired Nintendo designer, Takaya Imamura, shared that it would take a “grand idea” to warrant F-Zero returning.
The now-retired designer, Takaya Imamura, who helped build up The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and the F-Zero franchises, shared the game isn’t quite dead but rather it’s in rest mode.
During an interview with IGN, Imamura explained that the franchise can’t just be brought back after F-Zero GX. There has to be a grand idea.
“Of course, I’ve thought about it many times, but without a grand new idea, it’s hard to bring it back.”
Many of Nintendo’s IPs have seen a revival of some sort or a continuation, however, F-Zero has remained quiet for nearly two whole decades.
Imamura has been fairly open about his love for the franchise he helped foster a future for and how he does want to see it come back even though he doesn’t work at Nintendo anymore.
He still gives hope to fans, though. Despite his departure earlier this year, he has stayed adamant that the franchise isn’t dead and that it will one day return.