Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has just delivered his keynote speech for the 2018 Computer Entertainment Developers Conference held in Yokohama, Japan. This year's theme for the event was "Fantasy becomes Reality", with Miyamoto sharing his words of wisdom with an attentive audience.
During his speech, Miyamoto encouraged game designers to draw on their own experiences rather than follow current trends within the industry. According to a translation provided by Wall Street Journal tech reporter, Takashi Mochizuki, Miyamoto was astonished by the success of Minecraft and even thought about making a building game himself in the past:
Miyamoto summed up his keynote by explaining how criticism can be used as a means of motivation. Wise words, indeed.
The Computer Entertainment Developers Conference is currently celebrating its 20th year. The original event in 1999 was held as a study group for developers and was an off-shoot of the Toyko Game Show. The objective of the event is to promote the improvement of technological strength and exchanges of known information for people within the computer entertainment industry - predominantly those who specialise in video game development, business, hardware, and research.