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Pokemon Switch Getting Helmed By "Veteran" Pokemon Devs

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From an interview with  GameSpot:



"Of course we have a limited number of staff available to us, but we have a very varied staff within the company. We have younger staff members and also veterans who have been working on the series for a long time, very technically gifted staff members. We want to use these staff in the best way possible. For example this time with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon we can treat it mainly as a project for our younger staff to work on and grow and develop their skills, while perhaps the more veteran, established members of the company can work on the upcoming [Switch] project.

That's an approach we often take: having a growth-based project for younger staff members and then a new project for the existing veterans. Using this project management style ensures all of our projects have a positive effect on one another as they go."


Made a video on it and some of my thoughts:

What do you folks think?

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I can't help but wonder if there should be more new blood on the team, fresh ideas from people new to working on the franchise seemed to do Breath of the Wild a world of good, looking in from the outside, and Pokemon is going to be transitioning from a handheld RPG series that's been iteratively improving on a design originally made for a monochromatic 160x144 pixel screen to a console RPG series, albeit for a hybrid system, with this hardware change.

I'm just wanting it to feel like a console RPG that I happen to be able to take on the go, rather than a handheld RPG that I happen to be able to play on my tv, I guess? And I'm honestly not sure how much needs to change to make that happen.

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Mega Evolution is cool, but I'm hoping to see a game more akin to the originals. Just focuses on Gym battles and Pokemon collecting, with minimal story effort. Story in a Pokemon game kinda makes it lose its focus, imo.

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I hope they put a BotW twist to it, and make it big open world, cool pokemon encounters and lots of cities, gyms and cool options.

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