Pokemon Sword and Shield – Players’ Response to Free Camera Will Determine Its Inclusion in Future Instalments

The Wild Area's free camera control might come back in future Pokemon games.

Posted By | On 14th, Nov. 2019

pokemon sword and shield

Pokemon Sword and Shield are making some notable changes to the series, and the biggest one comes in the form of an open-world section called the Wild Area. And one of the Wild Area’s most interesting elements is that it gives the player full control over camera movement, rather than being shown through fixed camera angles the way Pokemon games always have been (Pokemon Sword and Shield still use fixed cameras outside of the Wild Area).

And Game Freak, it would seem, have implemented this free camera to test the waters, so to speak. Speaking recently in an interview over at the official Pokemon website, game director Shigeru Ohmori said that Game Freak are keeping an eye on the way players respond to the free camera in the Wild Area, and based on that, they might bring it back in future instalments.

“We always want to come up with new surprises for our players with each new Pokémon game,” Ohmori said. “This is our first time introducing free camera movement in the series, so we’re excited to see how our players will respond to it once they get their hands on the games. We’ll think about what we want to do in the future based on those reactions.”

As weird as it may sound for a game releasing in 2019, the free camera in the Wild Area is a huge deal. Honestly, it’s surprising it has taken the series so long to implement this, but also obviously understandable, given that it’s always been restricted to handheld devices until now. Hopefully, Game Freak will decide to bring the free camera back in future Pokemon games, and ideally implement it for the entire game, rather than just one section.

One that that definitely won’t be coming back (as per the developers) is the National Dex- read more on that through here.

Pokemon Sword and Shield are out exclusively for the Switch tomorrow, November 15.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon Team Didn’t Want to Focus on Souls-Like Exploration

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon Team Didn’t Want to Focus on Souls-Like Exploration

Director Masaru Yamamura says it's about customizing mechs and "how it affects your play because that's what m...

Final Fantasy 16 Pre-orders Tracking Behind Final Fantasy 15 – Rumor

Final Fantasy 16 Pre-orders Tracking Behind Final Fantasy 15 – Rumor

Square Enix is reportedly "panicking slightly" over the pre-order numbers for its action RPG, which is out on ...

Destiny 2 Xur Inventory – Sweet Business, Aeon Swift, Lion Rampant, and More

Destiny 2 Xur Inventory – Sweet Business, Aeon Swift, Lion Rampant, and More

New random rolls for Hawkmoon and Dead Man's Tale, Future War Cult's Simulator set, and new Legendary weapons ...

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Has a “Wide and Multifaceted World With a High Degree of Freedom” – Director

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Has a “Wide and Multifaceted World With a High Degree of Freedom” – Director

Director Naoki Hamaguchi says players will experience a "myriad of different stories along the way" in the upc...

Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults Kickstarter Campaign is Now Live

Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults Kickstarter Campaign is Now Live

The Kickstarter campaign to fund development of action RPG Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults is now live.

Diablo 4 Early Access on PS5 Giving Some Players “Invalid Licence” Error

Diablo 4 Early Access on PS5 Giving Some Players “Invalid Licence” Error

Some PS5 players trying to play Diablo 4's early access seem to be getting hit with an "invalid licence" error...