Letter to the Community | 08-08-2022
Dear Pokémon TCG fans,
Thank you all for providing us with your thoughts, feedback, and support during this stage of the Pokémon TCG Live Limited Beta. Today we’d like to share some of the ways we’re prioritizing development based on the experiences you’ve shared with us and with each other in the community.
A point of feedback we’ve often received is that players feel the game board layout is too limiting compared with a physical Pokémon TCG match. We’ve adjusted how cards are presented to players in landscape mode to make for more intuitive gameplay. You can see some of these changes in the example below, taken from the version of the game we’re currently testing:BeforeAfter
This future layout update will give players a complete view of the cards and options available to help inform and improve strategy and play. This also includes reworked card sizes and better use of the board’s empty space so matches feel more active, while making more information available to the player.
In addition to layout changes, the development team has significantly emphasized improving the overall visual polish of Pokémon TCG Live while in a match. Our goal is to create an in-match experience that’s visually unique and appealing while also including elements of what we and our fans love about the world of Pokémon. Your ongoing feedback on all these significant changes is critical in helping us, and we look forward to sharing how else we’ll be rolling out adjustments and improvements in service of that goal.
While we’ve been making progress on visual and practical improvements to the game board, we’ve also been focusing on the responsiveness of the game overall. In a recent update, we rolled out some changes to the in-game store to significantly improve the time it takes for actions like redeeming booster packs or making purchases. This work will extend to other functions of Pokémon TCG Live to ensure that the game feels quick and seamless both in and out of matches.
To help us in collecting your feedback, we ask that you please consider taking the time to fill out our survey.
Your perspectives, thoughts, and considerations about the game have all been invaluable to us in guiding what will come next to Pokémon TCG Live. We encourage you to continue sharing that sentiment, and help us reach our goal of creating the best digital Pokémon TCG experience possible.
—The Pokémon Trading Card Game Live Development Team
Letter to the Community | 05-24-2022
Dear Pokémon TCG fans,
Thank you for all the support and feedback on the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) Live.
When we first started game development, our goal was for Pokémon TCG Live to be an integral part of the Pokémon TCG ecosystem and a digital extension of the beloved tabletop game. We wanted to create something fun and accessible for new players to learn the Pokémon TCG, while also offering existing players more ways to connect and hone their skills.
For years, we have watched the Pokémon TCG community grow and have been inspired by the passion and feedback from fans. We have learned that sometimes it can be difficult to find someone to practice with or even to know where to start.
So, we set out to bring the Pokémon TCG to mobile devices and help make it easier to be a part of this amazing community. And while there is more work to do before the game is ready for global launch, we remain deeply committed to our goal of making Pokémon TCG Live a wonderful experience for you, our players.
The limited beta was designed to give the community a voice in shaping Pokémon TCG Live, and we have learned a great deal since our rollout in Canada. Your feedback is critical to the development of Pokémon TCG Live as we continue to explore ways to evolve the game.
With this in mind, we are excited to welcome players from Mexico to the limited beta today. This expansion into a new territory will help us better understand our players and achieve our goal of building a great digital Pokémon TCG experience at scale.
Furthermore, in the future, we look forward to exploring additional markets for the limited beta.
To help make it easier to share feedback, we will release a survey in the coming weeks, and we invite you to participate. Your responses will go a long way in identifying our priorities as we work on the game.
We will also continue to update and refine the game during the limited beta and beyond. For full details on today's update, please visit: https://community.pokemon.com/en-us/categories/tcg-news-announcements.
We’re just getting started with Pokémon TCG Live, and we look forward to cultivating a long-term relationship with our players and working with you on this journey.
The Pokémon Trading Card Game Live Development TeamClick here to learn more about Pokémon TCG Live.