In a recent interview with Game Informer, Pokémon series director/producer/composer Junichi Masuda and Pokémon Sun and Moon‘s director Shigeru Ohmori spoke about the pressure of living up to fan expectations surrounding Game Freak‘s first core Pokémon role-playing game (RPG) on the Nintendo Switch and what it means for the team to finally let fans know that they’ve been heard.
“What I’m really curious about, and really excited to see, will be the main way that people play the Switch,” Masuda explained. “Will it be home for the most part? Will it be out and about? I think that is really going to depend on where the person lives, maybe. Depending on the country, maybe the main style of playing will be different. As we’ve been saying a lot, we always focus on, when designing the games, thinking about how the player is going to play the game – how they’re going to enjoy it, and what kind of experiences they are going to have. I’m really just kind of excited to see where the main style of playing is going to land.” He went on to add, “Of course, it is very difficult to make the game, so I hope people don’t get their expectations up too high. We’ll do our best.”