Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon are the last Pokemon RPGs for 3DS
Game Freak is moving on from the 3DS when it comes to Pokemon. In an interview with IGN, Game Freak director Shigeru Ohmori said that Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the “culmination of our work with the 3DS system.”
Ohmori explained to the site:
“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.”
“With Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, 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.”
Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon director Kazumasa Iwao that 80 people worked on these latest games. The team is roughly half the size of Sun and Moon’s total staff, and was a “comparatively young team”.