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curl-6 said:
Marth said:

The last 3 home console Zeldas (TP, SS, BotW) have been delayed, so I am not getting my hopes up.

Was about to post this. I sure that BOTW2 is internally planned for 2020, but given historical precedent I expect there's a good chance it'll slip into 2021.

Wasn’t everyone of those a different engine though? BotW 2 is the same engine as BotW, so it should get out much quicker then previous Zelda’s



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RetroGamer94 said:
curl-6 said:

Was about to post this. I sure that BOTW2 is internally planned for 2020, but given historical precedent I expect there's a good chance it'll slip into 2021.

Wasn’t everyone of those a different engine though? BotW 2 is the same engine as BotW, so it should get out much quicker then previous Zelda’s

Same engine and same map too.



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TruckOSaurus said:
RetroGamer94 said:

Wasn’t everyone of those a different engine though? BotW 2 is the same engine as BotW, so it should get out much quicker then previous Zelda’s

Same engine and same map too.

Well same map is not for sure. Just because the first teaser showed the same landscape with hyrule castle does not mean we get the same map.

In fact this would be very not-Nintendo to reuse the same map. I guess the waking of Ganondorf will transform the landscape in some way, could make it apocalyptical.

But we will see. The trailer of BotW also played a lot with us by showing a Hyrule before it was ruined but we never got to visit that.



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RetroGamer94 said:
curl-6 said:

Was about to post this. I sure that BOTW2 is internally planned for 2020, but given historical precedent I expect there's a good chance it'll slip into 2021.

Wasn’t everyone of those a different engine though? BotW 2 is the same engine as BotW, so it should get out much quicker then previous Zelda’s

TP and SS use the same engine.

TruckOSaurus said:
RetroGamer94 said:

Wasn’t everyone of those a different engine though? BotW 2 is the same engine as BotW, so it should get out much quicker then previous Zelda’s

Same engine and same map too.

It doesn't have the same map that's a translation error as the producer said the game will take place in the same incarnation of Hyrule, WW and PH are the same incarnation but completely different maps for reference.



I just watched spawns latest video. Npd announced the top selling games for November, very nice list. Awesome to see jedi @#2. Single player games do sell... even for dumb ass EA. I hope we get the system breakdown too. He said the switch was way up, the two old reliable big dogs were down, of course, but sounds like they still did well. I hope to see the actual numbers.... I wont hold my breath though.



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RetroGamer94 said:
curl-6 said:

Was about to post this. I sure that BOTW2 is internally planned for 2020, but given historical precedent I expect there's a good chance it'll slip into 2021.

Wasn’t everyone of those a different engine though? BotW 2 is the same engine as BotW, so it should get out much quicker then previous Zelda’s

Skyward Sword using the same engine as Twilight Princess didn't stop it coming out 5 years later.

But anyway, drifting a bit off topic. Turns out Switch didn't need BOTW2 or even Animal Crossing to race passed the Xbone. Its first core Pokemon struck the killing blow.

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Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Skyward Sword played entirely different than TP while BOTW sequel is likely to retain the same gamplay design and concept as BOTW. This is similar to OOT->MM situation than TP->SS.



LGBTDBZBBQ said:
Skyward Sword played entirely different than TP while BOTW sequel is likely to retain the same gamplay design and concept as BOTW. This is similar to OOT->MM situation than TP->SS.

SS was smaller and more compact compared to TP though while BOTW2 is a large open world game with many factors to oversee especially with the absolute freedom.



only777 said:
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Forza Horizon is Project Gotham racing as a matter of fact its way better then Project Gotham racing.  The X1 overall software lineup is already better then the 360's was and that is with still almost a year to go before the next system launches.  Only people that are hating on the X1 are people like you that actually don't own one or never even tried one.

Forza Horizon is most certainly not PGR.  Bizarre Creations made very unique games, Forza Horizon is not a Bizarre Creations game.

Also assuming that some people who use a website to track sales data of video games (A very niche section of hardcore gamers), have not even used an Xbox One is a very high risk assumption.

Of course Forza Horizon is not PGR its way better.  PGR wasn't even close to being one of the best games on the original Xbox or the 360 especially since it was a very inconsistent franchise only the second and fourth games where actually good the first and third game where too focused on hyper-cars and supercars and weren't nearly as good.  Also even though PGR 2 was good Forza Motorsports and Crazy Taxi 3 are better racing games on the original X Box.  And on the 360 there where a ton of racing games that are better racing games then PGR 4 all the Forza games are better, Burnout Paradise is better, Midnight Club L.A. is better, Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) is better and there are probably a couple more that are better that I haven't played.  So yeah it looks like you even barely played the original X Box and 360 if you think PGR is one of the best franchises on the console which it is not.  Two and Four where good but there where a lot of racing games that where better plus there where a ton of racing games that where just as good or almost as good and I didn't even mention any of those.



I think we'll see BotW2 next holiday season. Yeah normally it takes several years to make a new Zelda, but they are not only using the same engine, same aesthetic style, but even the same map (although I'm sure the world will be altered heavily in some way to make it feel new), still using the same world is gonna save a ton of time. If they started working on this in 2018 it seems very reasonable that it'll release end of 2020 given these things. These things probably save them 50% of development time.