So, Nintendo the biggest 1st party lineup of video games in history, that’s fact. However, there is a downside to that, sometimes, franchises die off, or aren’t used as much as other franchises for one reason or another. This leaves fans in an odd place, as they want their favorite franchises to be represented, but it’s up to Nintendo to find good teams to make those games. Metroid was one of those franchises, and fans got their wish at E3 2017 when two new games were announced for it. The other major franchise that fans want to return…is F-Zero.

The intense racing franchise is often overshadowed by its more “casual friendly” counterpart Mario Kart, but F-Zero is beloved by fans, and Captain Falcon (whom the game introduced) is still one of the most popular Super Smash Bros. characters. So, when can we expect his game to be back?

Well, one developer that works well with Nintendo has volunteered to take up the reins. Vitei Games, who worked on Steel Diver: Sub Wars and Tank Troopers said to Source Gaming that he’d be more than happy to bring back F-Zero if given the chance, but it may not be in the way you expect:

F-Zero would be an interesting one. I don’t think they would ever….because the expectations for these old-school games are so high now. The last F-Zero game was…F-Zero GX…and that was really expensive. It has to be bigger and better than F-Zero GX, and that would be a huge risk for them. Having said that…I really like the original F-Zero. I never got into GX as it felt more and more like Wipeout. The faster and more wide angle it got, the more Wipeout it felt. To me, F-Zero is all about those tight courses with the tight bends, and the skidding around and drifting. I’d love to go back and visit that kind of control scheme but make it a smaller experience. I don’t think they would as their current philosophy is just bigger and better.

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    Keith D. Mitchell

    I still have a bad taste in my mouth when Nintendo let a 3rd party work on their 1st party games. On the flip side, working with Sega and Namco, has benefited everyone with some amazing titles. So, yeah, I’m conflicted.

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      Todd Black

      Also, Capcom made two Zelda titles in Seasons and Ages that were really epic, so that too has been useful.

      And remember, these guys are only loosely 3rd party.