Game Freak Has No Plans for More Pokemon Let's Go Games

Game Freak Has No Plans for More Pokemon Let's Go Games

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Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee released last year to reasonable critical success sitting at a Strong 81 here on OpenCritic. In terms of sales, though, the two games were wildly successful. The classic setting and simplified mechanics, with much more emphasis on Pokemon being part of the world, charmed millions. So, it may come as a surprise to some to hear that Game Freak is not currently planning any more Let's Go games.

The news comes from a recent interview with Eurogamer. Eurogamer spoke to series director Shigeru Ohmori on a variety of topics in the lead up to the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield next month, and the most surprising piece of news was that no new Let's Go games were on the slate to be developed. When asked if Game Freak planned to keep making more, Ohmori had this to say:

So, at the moment there's no particular plans, but if the fans really like it then definitely keep those voices coming out to the Pokémon Company and Nintendo, and make sure we hear them! [Laughs] We wanna hear those comments!

The good news about the quote, if you're hoping for more Pokemon Let's Go, is that Game Freak hasn't tossed out the idea of making more games in the series. If there are enough vocal voices, Game Freak may return to the simpler series.

It wouldn't be surprising to hear they don't have one developing, as Game Freak just released Little Town Hero recently and Sword and Shield is just around the corner. However, the fact there is seemingly no plan at all for more is interesting. Though, to some, Let's Go was merely an appetizer to a mainline game—and a mere stop gap or filler to some too—so maybe fans just want them to focus on the style of games they fell in love with.

For now, fans will have to settle for just Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. The future may hold more Let's Go games, though, so we'll have to wait and see.

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