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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.

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.



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Btw, there's also the New Game Plus expo on June 23th which will be comprised of loads of devs and publishers willing to announce games. I bet ya we'll some new games on Switch there as well.

Oh, also plz Atlus, show us SMT V HAAAAAAAAAAAA !!



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Yeah we don't need it currently. They can wait until next year and just focus on announcing games through social media.



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