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The Pokemon Company trying to find balance between fan feedback and creator vision

Posted on November 11, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

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The Pokemon Company director of consumer marketing JC Smith has spoken about fan feedback and the balance that’s involved with making new games. This comes as part of a new interview conducted by Axios.

Although fans are clear about what they want, Smith indicated that the developers have their own vision, and it’s about “finding that delicate balance throughout.”

Smith said the following about feedback regarding Pokemon:

“But there’s also a vision for what the creators want to provide, and it’s [a matter of] finding that delicate balance throughout. We have a group of creators and professionals working at the Pokémon Company that have been through a lot – seen, heard [a lot]. They have thicker skin than many people do because they’ve heard it.”

Smith also said the following about fan requests for more-sophisticated Pokemon games and storylines:

“We hear it. And I think the creators definitely understand that there’s a desire for maybe something. But we try to focus on making the core accessible to everyone.”

The Pokemon series will be seeing the release of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Switch, a pair of traditional remakes based on the DS games that are dropping on November 19. Then on January 28, Pokemon Legends: Arceus will be available. While it’s not open world, the game will offer a bit of a different take compared to the typical Pokemon experience.

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