The director of the Pokemon franchise Junichi Masuda has revealed that he will likely step down as director of future Pokemon titles and hand the reins to younger staff. The news was announced on the official Pokemon site. Masuda wants the development of future games to be younger staff who could presumably introduce new feature sets to the all-important franchise. The current titles are Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee! and there’s also the next mainline Pokemon game scheduled for next year on the Nintendo Switch.
“But at the same time, it’s important to have the younger generation at Game Freak take over the development of Pokémon as a series,” he said. “I do believe this will probably be, in terms of the main Pokémon RPGs, the last time that I work as the director.”