Games similar to Pokémon are becoming increasing popular on Facebook and other platforms. Game Freak director and Pokémon producer Junichi Masuda, however, still feels that the boxed product is the safest way to present these games to kids.
I don t feel pressured. What I consider to be most important when releasing a video game is to ensure it reaches everybody and to make sure it can be enjoyed by players safely and securely, said Masuda. For example, Facebook and MSN are mainly for adults, but what s very important is that everyone can enjoy a Pokémon game without feeling any fear. So that s what I think about whenever I produce a new video game.