A Zelda-Like Open World Pokémon Game Is "Still On The Cards", Says Junichi Masuda

With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! releasing in just one month from today, and with yet another mainline series entry planned for 2019, players of all playstyles and experience levels will have something to get stuck into in the very near future. Of course, we don't know exactly how 2019's game will play just yet, or indeed how the franchise will evolve in the years to come, but it seems that one heavily requested feature is definitely in the running.


For several years now, our very own articles, as well as online forums, social media posts, and everything in between, have been flooded with fans showing their desire for an "open-world" Pokémon game. The definition of 'open-world' seems to get broader with each passing year, but the likes of Skyrim and the much more recent Zelda: Breath of the Wild perhaps showcase the idea best.

You can likely picture the game in your head, running around in a vast, beautiful world with wild Pokémon and nature interacting with each other as you do so. You could trigger battles by approaching the Pokémon, who would respond to your actions in real time just like a herd of animals might. Whether you think this would make for a good game is up to you, but it's certainly an intriguing suggestion either way. So, could this actually happen?... Read more here

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