Pokémon X and Y had a Team of over 500 People

By Jorge Ba-oh 27.12.2013 2

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In the latest update to Junichi Masuda's blog, the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y director revealed it took 3.5 years to develop the new games.

The critically acclaimed and fan-favourite Pokémon X And Pokémon Y took a huge number of people and many years to put together, said Masuda in a behind-the-scenes look at development. He highlighted how the basic concepts for the new generation spawned from the themes of "beauty", "bonds" and "evolution", and that the game was created with the intention of raising critters "with love" in order to "create a better world together".

The use of X and Y in the titles has been discussed before, with Masuda clarifying that it was intended to show "common points" rather than differences between players and trainers.

With more than three years in development, the core staff were joined by a team of more than 500 people - including those who worked on ensuring a global launch in many different languages.

What are your thoughts on the themes of Pokémon X And Pokémon Y?

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Darkflame (guest) 28.12.2013#1

Now imagine how many it would take to do a PokemonMMO Smilie

Light (guest) 08.01.2014#2

Japanese devs are lazy as hell recently. 500 people and 3.5 years for a 3DS game? What??? It take Ubisoft 2 years and 500 people for the Assasin Creeds or Farcry and they are much more massive in scale and engine requirements. 

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