/Former Star Fox Programmer Would Be Interested In Making A New Entry Without The “Gimmicks”

Former Star Fox Programmer Would Be Interested In Making A New Entry Without The “Gimmicks”

Star Fox Zero© Nintendo

The last new entry in the Star Fox series (excluding Star Fox 2) was Star Fox Zero for the Wii U in 2016.

As you might recall, it didn’t have quite the impact Nintendo was hoping for – receiving a mixed response. One of the main issues players had with it was the awkward controls. Some would just like to see Nintendo make the series fun again, and this includes Giles Goddard – one of the programmers who worked on the original Super Nintendo Star Fox game.

Here’s exactly what he had to say during a recent interview with GameXplain:

“It would be interesting to do a Star Fox, I think. But not how the other ones were done…I think I would just dial it back a lot and not put in gimmicks like the stuff that Zero had. And maybe not even put in the free-roaming aspects and stuff like that I would just…pull it back into what made Star Fox the original fun. I would just make one based on that. I don’t know how popular it would be, but we could always try.”

In a follow-up question, he was asked if he would be interested in making a game in the “old style” of Star Fox. The short answer was “no”.

“If we did do it, it would have to be a new…either an extremely stylised retro look or very updated and modern looking. But I wouldn’t try to replicate the polygons from the FX Chip…I don’t see the point. We’ve got over that, we’ve fixed that problem, you don’t want to go back to it again…You always want to be doing something new, not going backwards.”

Although it seems unlikely Goddard will return to the Star Fox series anytime soon (he’s got his hands full with his new VR snowboarding game), how would you feel about Nintendo dialing back the Star Fox series? Would you like to see something more like the earlier games in the future? Did you play the Wii U entry? Leave your thoughts down below.