A recent IGN article says that developer Game Freak is looking for a 3D CG designer for a console title. The listing, written in Japanese, was translated by the website Siliconera and looks like it could be a mainline Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch.
According to Siliconera’s translation, the listing says the game will be “an RPG game that is popular on a global scale,” and is “a title that just about anyone knows.” Furthermore, IGN says the hire would work on modeling “characters, monsters and items,” which sure sounds a lot like a Pokémon game. The listing also says the game will launch on console and that applicants should be familiar with the program Maya on a Wii U or PS Vita level.
The reference to the title being an RPG hints that it may be a mainline experience. After all, many of the series’ spinoffs don’t follow the RPG format of the main entries. Not to mention, rumor already has it that Game Freak is planning a version of Pokémon Sun and Moon for the Switch, currently codenamed Pokémon Stars.
By no means does the listing explicitly say that the hire will work on a mainline Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch, but a bit of reading between the lines leads one to believe that might be the case.