It’s one game, but it’s a huge. If animal crossing didn’t exist, I would say you are right. However, a general direct isnt exactly needed. The direct will come, anyone with common sense knows that so I don’t know why people see it as an issue
I just had a small stroke.
How a general direct isn't needed?
Not really. General Directs seem to be something they're phasing out in favour of regular Youtube and Switch News channel updates with Directs being focused on independent titles. In the past, Nintendo usually only did 1 or 2 general updates per year, prior to 2011. A factor they're likely considering is that the Nintendo Directs have not seemed to been very beneficial as almost always impact stocks negatively, and very often fan reactions are mixed at best. They also have failed to improve sales; in fact, since they began phasing Directs out over the past couple of years, hardware and software sales have gone up - so either general Directs have little to no effect, or a negative effect on sales. They've been ramping them down since 2015, I think 2020 is the end of General Directs outside of special events/occasions (Summer event show Update, New Hardware). It's telling of that they didn't even do a general Direct for this year's shopping season.
Anyway, back on topic. What interested me BY FAR the most of the Animal Crossing Direct was the landscaping. HOLY CRAP, that's the sort of thing I always wanted in Animal Crossing.
The one disappointment is that the only way to share a town is if the accounts are on the same Switch, and simultaneous multiplayer can only be done between 4 players on the same screen. That's a bit disappointing for me considering I'm the only one in my household who uses the Switch as a home console - my wife and kids pretty much see home consoles as "something old fashioned that only dad likes."
This is particularly disappointing because Stardew Valley already has local multiplayer between multiple Switches, where players reside in the same town. Although, this seems like something that can be handled with a patch, simultaneous multiplayer is already there - the only thing that needs to be added is the ability to stream data to another console. Star Dew Valley required a more extensive update that required a new game, but that's because there was no simultaneous multiplayer to begin with, all of that had to be added in. With AC for Switch, it's not a content update so much as an interface update which should not impact saves.
Last edited by Jumpin - on 20 February 2020