For most Nintendo franchises, giving a franchise to a third party to work on is a bit of a breath of fresh air for the series. Star Fox’s quality and direction seems to be a bit questionable due to outsourcing. The popularity of the series has been in a constant download slump since the Nintendo 64 classic.
Bayonetta’s director, Hideki Kamiya, is apparently a big fan of the Star Fox franchise. On his twitter he was pondering a new title, he said “If they had the team that made Star Fox 64 make it…”
Quickly, he changed his stance following his tweet up with another tweet saying “I want Nintendo’s staff to come to Platinum, stick guns at us and tell us ‘You guys make a new Star Fox.’”
Of course, this is most likely just the director spewing his thoughts onto his twitter. Considering the franchise has been in the hands of multiple developers at this point, it doesn’t seem like it would be a drastic move on Nintendo’s part.
Maybe in the future, we can have a collaboration between Platinum Games and Nintendo, similar to that of which Nintendo is doing with Team Ninja and Metroid: Other M.