With the launch of Pokemon Go earlier this year, a whole generation of smartphone users were either introduced or reintroduced to one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. Having generated over $600 million since its release, you might be wondering if and when Niantic and Game Freak will find a way to make Pokemon Go interact with Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon.
Don’t worry; they’re way ahead of you.
In an interview with Game Informer this week, Pokemon Sun and Moon director Junichi Masuda confirmed that the companies were working to develop some form of interactivity between the app and the 3DS games:
“With Pokémon Go, yeah, we definitely want to have some kind of – at some point – some kind of connectivity, some way the games can interact. […] We want people who picked up Pokémon and learned about it through Pokémon Go to also play Sun and Moon and the main series games. We want to have a kind of way to connect the two, or have a way for people who enjoyed one to enjoy some of their progress in the other. But that will definitely come down the road.”
Unfulfilled promises are nothing new in game development, but Masuda sounds confident that the development teams will find a way to bring Pokemon Go players into the fold with Sun and Moon, and possibly vice versa as well. There probably won’t be any interconnectivity at launch, but we should see something eventually.
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon launch on the 3DS on November 18th.