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Game Freak says it’s able to give feedback on the direction Nintendo goes with its hardware

Posted on October 24, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Nintendo ultimately decides how it wants to move forward with new hardware, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t interested in hearing from outside voices. In fact, Pokemon developer Game Freak is one such company that is able to provide a bit of feedback.

Pokemon Sword/Shield producer Junichi Masuda, in an interview with Polygon, said he told late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata that the Big N should make a “hardware platform that people can enjoy together.” Masuda noted the following when asked if Switch is pulling Game Freak onto consoles:

“So at Game Freak, we get opportunities to give feedback to the direction that Nintendo is going with their hardware, so I think it’s less of being pulled in a direction and more kind of coming up with a direction together.

I can’t really go into details. I did give feedback in general terms to Mr. Iwata long ago that it should be a hardware platform that people can enjoy together. So, just in general terms, that was one piece of feedback I gave.”


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