Pokémon Go has become quite a phenomenon last couple of months. The long-time producer of Pokémon shared his thoughts about its effect in Pokémon Sun and Moon.
It is said that the app Pokémon Go has been downloaded 500 million times since its first release last July. In addition to that, it reached $600 million in its first 90 days. Producer of Pokémon, Junichi Masuda was amazed by the outcome of the app and how fans responded to it.
In the December issue of Game Informer, Masuda talked about what is the effect of Pokémon Go on the latest Pokémon installment called Pokémon Sun and Moon. The producer did not really expect that it would be such a big hit. He only wants to let the players enjoy catching Pokémon outdoors and to really give them a simple experience about what it feels like to be a Pokémon trainer.
“I really just kind of expected that a lot of people would play it, but as a smaller thing, where people would just enjoy going outside and catching some Pokémon,” he said.
Pokemon Go Effect on Pokemon Sun and Moon Development
The phenomenon app, Pokémon Go, did not affect Pokémon Sun and Moon development or any features of the game. Junichi Masuda said that nothing really changed for Pokémon Sun and Moon’s plan, a deeper experience is still the objective.
But it may help the sales of the upcoming game because of Pokémon Go’s success. It is also possible that a lot of people who had the app may decide to play the Sun and Moon.
According to GameSpot, the latest installment of Pokémon, Pokémon Sun and Moon is scheduled for release on Nov. 18 on Nintendo 3DS.
A new feature that connects Pokémon Go with Pokemon Sun and Moon is still in the discussion phase. More updates will be revealed soon.
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