Pokemon GO’s Story won’t be left behind according to Tatsuo Nomura
Which story?…Well the one of the leaders. Beside the aspect the game already has, Niantic wants,at some point, to tell the story behind it.
So, apart from all those new features we expect to see this year and we hear a lot lately in numerous interviews with the Gym update being the first to arrive, Niantic sets the scenery of what to expect later. In a part two interview of Mr Tatsuo Nomura on Polygon (part one about trading) for the first time Niantic talks about the story they want to tell, while explaining that this is being sacrificed in exchange of giving us more core features.
“We’re a very small team and we can only do so much at once,” Nomura explains. As written in Polygon, Niantic has around 70 people in its ranks across all departments, meaning the developer has had to prioritize certain updates over others.
Closing with this subject Nomura says:
“It’s not like we’re forgetting [about the characters], but it’s just resource-wise, what we are doing next … Do we do multiplayer and gen two versus putting out more narrative?So far, it’s not being our focus, but we are not leaving it behind.”
“I personally still want to think a lot more stories behind them and narratives,” Nomura added.