Masuda Doesn’t Rule Out An Open-World Pokémon Game Like The Legend of Zelda

'I always want to be kind of facing new challenges and trying to do new things with Pokémon'.

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! will be available in the next month on November 16, while there is another title of the main saga that will be available by the end of 2019.

For years, fans have been asking Game Freak for an open world Pokémon game, where they can take the reins of history in this universe. The question is: When will we see a title with these characteristics?

Well, that’s the question that was asked to Junichi Masuda, director of Game Freak, from Eurogamer. Masuda hinted at games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey as comparative examples … and, although his answer did not confirm anything, the possibility is still on the table.

“I always want to be kind of facing new challenges and trying to you know, do new things with Pokémon,” Masuda began explaining. “You know it’s a different matter whether players will actually enjoy that kind of playstyle, but really you know, things like setting up an AI so that you know real world Pokémon appear, or different ways to appreciate the game, I’m always kind of thinking how to approach the Pokémon series from a different aspect so, in that sense, it’s still on the cards.”

At the moment, players can enjoy Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! on November 16, while there will also be another game available on Switch at the end of 2019.