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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Pokemon Switch may be using Unreal 4

Screenshot shows Unreal Engine 4 (and something that looks like a visual shader editor, I'm not really familiar with UE) and a high-poly Pikachu 3D model on the left.


The Job posting site: https://www.creatures.co.jp/recruit/1261/


They mention Maya (3D modeling program by Autodesk), Unity and UE. However, the image and the fact that other 1st party games are made with Unreal (Yoshi) suggest that Pokemon might use it as well.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/rumor-reddit-job-posting-from-creature%E2%80%99s-inc-hints-at-unreal-engine-for-pokemon-switch.12134/



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for decades now GameFreak has been making Pokemon games working to the very limit of handheld capabilities. Now that they have a generational leap to catch up with, they have the potential to make the best pokemon game weve ever seen



Yerm said:
for decades now GameFreak has been making Pokemon games working to the very limit of handheld capabilities. Now that they have a generational leap to catch up with, they have the potential to make the best pokemon game weve ever seen

Not if that Pikachu model is anything to go by. They're going to blow it and by blow it I dont mean Bomb but any evolution that one would expect for having such a tech leap/new platform will be missed. Tradition is going to get in the way.



I'm excited to see what they do with the console version of Pokémon. I don't think an out of focus screen grab is anything to go by....Just please have full online!



Yerm said:
for decades now GameFreak has been making Pokemon games working to the very limit of handheld capabilities. Now that they have a generational leap to catch up with, they have the potential to make the best pokemon game weve ever seen

I really fear that expectation is so prevalent that the next Pokemon may disappoint people. 

I suppose it depends on how long they end up working on it, but it seems they've only been working on the Switch Pokemon game for under a year. People, meanwhile, seem to expect some incredible open-world, console quality Pokemon game, something they've never done before.

I suspect it will wind up being a lot more like the recent Sun and Moon with better visuals, but I doubt it will be completely transformative. That still means it could be a superb game, but I worry expectations could be held against it.

Frankly, I hope they finally get around to a new Pokemon Snap lol... this system seems absolutely perfect for it.



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Yerm said:
for decades now GameFreak has been making Pokemon games working to the very limit of handheld capabilities. Now that they have a generational leap to catch up with, they have the potential to make the best pokemon game weve ever seen

It feels like the words "Pokémon" and "potential" have been said together for decades now. I wouldn't get my hopes up, Game Freak is absolutely in love with wasting potential... and I can't blame them, really - when every game they make sells 15 million units regardless of how much money and time they put into it, why would they work harder?



Expectations are getting dangerously high lol

 

 

Johnw1104 said: 

Frankly, I hope they finally get around to a new Pokemon Snap lol... this system seems absolutely perfect for it.

I would cry if this got announced, would be interesting to see if they can incorporate AR 



andyy

When I think about it, it makes a lot of sense they'd be using Unreal Engine 4 or something instead of creating a whole new engine from scratch, especially from a time and lack of HD development experience perspective.

Although it could just be for spin off game like Detective Pikachu seeing it's Creatures Inc.

But anyways either way... HYPE!

Last edited by Green098 - on 21 December 2017

I'd be really happy if this was the first real big step forward for Pokemon. But due to the history of how they evolve between each iteration, I'm not very hopeful about it.
I understand "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" when they keep selling millions of millions with every game that's almost identical to the previous one in areas that matter. (Although Sun and Moon seem to brake the mold in more ways than previous games.)
But I would be very interested in a big overhaul to the game. And especially the 90's style UI, and text boxes that can only fit two rows of text.

Last edited by Hiku - on 21 December 2017

Hiku said:
If it ain't broke, don't fix it

Sun and Moon broke it though, so hopefully now they go about fixing it in a good way.