Game Freak director Shigeru Ohmori has revealed to IGN what we all expected and that’s that Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon will be the last Pokémon RPGs for the ageing Nintendo 3DS platform. Because of this Ohmori says that they are planning to push the system to its limits with the forthcoming games.
“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, that process of improvement seems to have come to an end, with the upshot being that Game Freak will move on after the new games’ release on November 17:
“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.”