Iwata continued to work from his hospital bed until his passing
Late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed away last year, but stories about his efforts at Nintendo are still surfacing and proving just how much he loved Nintendo.
A new article from Nikkei reports that “Iwata continued to work in a hospital room until the last moment, using his favourite PC and exchanging views on ‘Pokemon Go’ with Tsunekazu Ishihara, the Pokemon Company’s president and his close friend.”
The article also says that Satoru Iwata, despite his initial scepticism of mobile games was ‘closely involved’ with the development of Pokemon Go, even during the planning stages. He also wanted to make sure, Pokemon Go was something everyone could enjoy without dropping a ton of cash.
“Children can enjoy ‘Pokemon Go’ without spending too much money. This is probably what Iwata-san aimed for.”
Satoru Iwata alway said he didn’t want Nintendo’s mobile games to be as aggressive on in-app purchases as other mobile games.
If only he had been around to see Pokémon Go become the success it has.