Upcoming video game ‘Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ definitely won’t be an open-world game. Although the game was already described (by fans) as an open-world game, The Pokemon Company clarified that won’t be the case.
Also, the company issued a statement, clarifying how the game will actually work:
In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Jubilife Village will serve as the base for surveying missions. After receiving an assignment or a request and preparing for their next excursion, players will set out from the village to study one of the various open areas of the Hisui region. After they finish the survey work, players will need to return once more to prepare for their next task. We look forward to sharing more information about exploring the Hisui region soon.”
The Pokemon Company never said that ‘Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ will be an open-world game. It was just heavily expected by the fans who seemingly took their own wishes for granted. Now, they were officially undeceived.
‘Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ will be released for Nintendo Switch in January next year.