Speaking to IGN, Game Freak director Shigeru Ohmori explained that the company has seen each of its 3DS games as the full extent of what could be achieved on the handheld console:
“When we were making Pokemon X and Y, we really were trying to push the 3DS system to its absolute limits – which is what we thought we’d done. But when Sun and Moon came around, we completely redesigned the system, and actually ended up pushing the 3DS even further to what we thought was the most we could draw out of it.”
However, it seems like that process has come to an end, Game Freak feels like they have done everything in their power to make the Pokemon outstanding on the console – the team feels like it’s time for a new challenge.
“With Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon,” explains Ohmori, “we’ve tried to eke that out more and really, really push the system to its absolute limits, and we’re now feeling that perhaps this is the maximum of what we can get out. So we’re really treating Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon as the culmination of our work with the 3DS system.”
It will be interesting to see what else the team has in mind, perhaps we’ll see an awesome Pokemon iteration on the Switch soon? Hopefully.Thoughts on Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon? Let us know in the comments below.