British news publication The Guardian has published a new interview with The Pokémon Company’s Chief Operating Officer, Takato Utsunomiya. One of the questions posed to Mr. Utsunomiya is the unfortunate state the latest Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Purple adventures have embarked on. You may recall that upon the game’s release, players flocked to social media to show off a series of glitches and glitches they had encountered. had found in the games. Although Mr. Utsunomiya did not want to comment directly, he said that they always pay close attention to the Pokémon community and that while they do not give in to all fans’ requests, the comments are something that ‘they were listening.
Not everything has been rosy for Pokémon in recent years. The 2022 games, Scarlet and Violet, were visually disappointing and plagued by bugs (of the technical kind, rather than the cutesy collectible kind), their poor technical performance causing backlash the franchise had never seen before.
“Whether we respond publicly or not, we always pay very close attention to the comments and conversations happening in communities,” says Utsunomiya. “There are some aspects where we can’t always be 100% aligned with what certain parts of the community are asking for and what we want to offer. But we do this with the desire to keep Pokémon going for a very long time, and I believe fans and players agree with us on that. »