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KLXVER said:
I don't think its just that Directs could be hard to make. I think with them announcing several games at once, it could be hard to stick to every release date in a turbulent year. Much easier to announce them one at a time. Make sure each one can meet the release.

Well plenty of games don't get a release date in a direct, MP4/Zelda botw 2?/No more heroes 3.   It is just fun to watch. 






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konnichiwa said:
KLXVER said:
I don't think its just that Directs could be hard to make. I think with them announcing several games at once, it could be hard to stick to every release date in a turbulent year. Much easier to announce them one at a time. Make sure each one can meet the release.

Well plenty of games don't get a release date in a direct, MP4/Zelda botw 2?/No more heroes 3.   It is just fun to watch. 

True, but they usually get an estimated time. We don't know how the situation will be in the near future.



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Is this the beginning of the end for the switch? with the arriving of the next gen and the uncompatibility of the switch with most of the games of this generation, this makes big third party games pretty impossible to be announced.Thus, nintendo is compelled to do its own games, but how much would they be able to make? considering that a decent game may take 3-5 years to develop, aren't we able to question about either they already shot all their bullets or not (despite smaller franchises that may come or not)? isn't that one of the main reasons that Nintendo is cancelling the directs as a concept?
Gameplay is certainly good, but being highly underpowered compared to your generation will oblige you to do your path alone without big franchises of third party that will go solemnly to other consoles and that might have filled the vacant dates.
The question here is How many aces are left up nintendo's sleeves to save the remaining years of the switch and will they be able to rescue themselves from drowning now that they will be soon two generation late in terms of harware power.
Wii did well despite its limits, hope switch continues to perform well.



heavenmercenary01 said:
Is this the beginning of the end for the switch? with the arriving of the next gen and the uncompatibility of the switch with most of the games of this generation, this makes big third party games pretty impossible to be announced.Thus, nintendo is compelled to do its own games, but how much would they be able to make? considering that a decent game may take 3-5 years to develop, aren't we able to question about either they already shot all their bullets or not (despite smaller franchises that may come or not)? isn't that one of the main reasons that Nintendo is cancelling the directs as a concept?
Gameplay is certainly good, but being highly underpowered compared to your generation will oblige you to do your path alone without big franchises of third party that will go solemnly to other consoles and that might have filled the vacant dates.
The question here is How many aces are left up nintendo's sleeves to save the remaining years of the switch and will they be able to rescue themselves from drowning now that they will be soon two generation late in terms of harware power.
Wii did well despite its limits, hope switch continues to perform well.

Agree, at this point Nintendo needs to just forget about 3rd parties on Switch and find something in themselves to keep the switch alive for a couple years.

A the same time they need to refocus with the 3rd parties for next gen and work out what they want from Nintendo.

For starters, to many 3rd party publishers taking the piss with their releases on switch, so that needs to be fixed for next genm or that console will be a big disappointment. I don't get why Nintendo even bothers promoting those games in their directs to only leave a sour taste when you get excited about it to find out it is half arsed.

For example, I was looking forward to Bioshock Collection and Borderlands Collection, however when you read the fine print  It mskes you wonder what you are buying

"BioShock RemasteredBioshock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition included on the 16gb cartridge. Additional content available via download." These games were bigger than 16gb, so what are we getting on the switch lol.

"Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition on game cartridge, Borderlands 2 download code, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel download code". Sold a a complete collection but 2/3rd of it is digital lol



 

 

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Well, I like Directs but not like we'll stop getting game announcements.

Shiken said:

We will see more shadow drop announcements like Paper Mario for the rest of the year at least. This may actually create more hype and Nintendo buzz, because instead of people saying, "why no direct, does Nintendo have nothing to show?"...

People will now be saying, "Nintendo could drop an announcement on us any day now, so hyped for what they show next!"

Everyday will be open to an announcement, and that is kind of exciting TBH.

Agree with this



heavenmercenary01 said:
Is this the beginning of the end for the switch? with the arriving of the next gen and the uncompatibility of the switch with most of the games of this generation, this makes big third party games pretty impossible to be announced.Thus, nintendo is compelled to do its own games, but how much would they be able to make? considering that a decent game may take 3-5 years to develop, aren't we able to question about either they already shot all their bullets or not (despite smaller franchises that may come or not)? isn't that one of the main reasons that Nintendo is cancelling the directs as a concept?
Gameplay is certainly good, but being highly underpowered compared to your generation will oblige you to do your path alone without big franchises of third party that will go solemnly to other consoles and that might have filled the vacant dates.
The question here is How many aces are left up nintendo's sleeves to save the remaining years of the switch and will they be able to rescue themselves from drowning now that they will be soon two generation late in terms of harware power.
Wii did well despite its limits, hope switch continues to perform well.

Not two generations really, more like one and half.

And that won't really matter as they don't depend on current AAA games.



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

heavenmercenary01 said:
Is this the beginning of the end for the switch? with the arriving of the next gen and the uncompatibility of the switch with most of the games of this generation, this makes big third party games pretty impossible to be announced.Thus, nintendo is compelled to do its own games, but how much would they be able to make? considering that a decent game may take 3-5 years to develop, aren't we able to question about either they already shot all their bullets or not (despite smaller franchises that may come or not)? isn't that one of the main reasons that Nintendo is cancelling the directs as a concept?
Gameplay is certainly good, but being highly underpowered compared to your generation will oblige you to do your path alone without big franchises of third party that will go solemnly to other consoles and that might have filled the vacant dates.
The question here is How many aces are left up nintendo's sleeves to save the remaining years of the switch and will they be able to rescue themselves from drowning now that they will be soon two generation late in terms of harware power.
Wii did well despite its limits, hope switch continues to perform well.

Nope, you're completely off. It's because of Covid-19.

Also, as the frequency of Directs has gone down, the volume of release per month on the Switch has gone up. As I say in all of these threads where people jump to wildly incorrect conclusions, Directs aren't very useful as a concept, and can go against business goals since they occasionally sink stock prices.



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heavenmercenary01 said:
Is this the beginning of the end for the switch? with the arriving of the next gen and the uncompatibility of the switch with most of the games of this generation, this makes big third party games pretty impossible to be announced.Thus, nintendo is compelled to do its own games, but how much would they be able to make? considering that a decent game may take 3-5 years to develop, aren't we able to question about either they already shot all their bullets or not (despite smaller franchises that may come or not)? isn't that one of the main reasons that Nintendo is cancelling the directs as a concept?
Gameplay is certainly good, but being highly underpowered compared to your generation will oblige you to do your path alone without big franchises of third party that will go solemnly to other consoles and that might have filled the vacant dates.
The question here is How many aces are left up nintendo's sleeves to save the remaining years of the switch and will they be able to rescue themselves from drowning now that they will be soon two generation late in terms of harware power.
Wii did well despite its limits, hope switch continues to perform well.

Like you, I'm also a bit worried about the current situation.

Sony and Microsoft seems to be not affected at all by the covid19, they will release their next-gen consoles as planned with many new games while Nintendo is having an hard time just to show us the 2020 lineup of Switch games. In two/three weeks we will get a proper presentation of the new PS5 and XSex next-gen games, so why Nintendo can't just do the same and shows their costumers what's coming next?

We know there are several games in the works like:

- Zelda BOTW 2

- Metroid Prime 4

- Bayonetta 3

- Shin Megami Tensei V

- Bravely Default

- Doom Eternal

For the next 2/3 years there could be room to resurrect other series and make sequels to:

- F-Zero

- Kid Icarus Uprising

- Star Fox

- Fire Emblem

- Mario Odyssey

- 2D Mario

- 2D Metroid



This could honestly be good or bad depending on how it's handled.
Getting individual announcements every few weeks (not necessarily big/first party announcements, but also third party ports and smaller stuff like recently Blair Witch, Crysis, and World War Z) would be really cool.
If on the other hand they use it as an excuse to keep us in the dark and show less than they otherwise would have, that would suck.
Could go either way. Paper Mario is a good start.



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