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- Apr 21, 2010
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Uh, no. Dev kits for the Switch hadn't even been created in 2014. The absolute earliest were in mid-late 2015, so that statement is plain false. Even BOTW wasn't being converted into Switch format until early 2016. Which means they couldn't have started development until probably early 2016, which makes a late 2018 release 2.5 years at best.But we don't know how long they've been developing for the Switch. So for all we know they could have been developing for 4 years by the time 2018 rolls around.
No. I don't believe anybody does--that's ridiculous. The Switch released in March 2017. Pokemon will likely be on the Switch in November 2018. That's about 1.5 years.Do you really think Nintendo will wait 3 years for their second biggest selling property to come to their latest console?
Again, I never stated anything of this nature. Actually, I believe the wait will be less than it was for XY. XY was a 2.5 year wait. Our first Pokemon Switch game will likely be a whole year less at 1.5 years. All I'm saying is it won't be Gen VIII.They weren't happy when X/Y took 2 years to launch after the 3DS did. What makes you think they're going to be happy to wait now, when the stakes are arguably higher?
Obviously. Of course they started development earlier, probably mid-2016 during SM's pre-release season. They could've had a few people starting work on Gen VIII in early 2016 before SM were announced, but it was likely a small group working on concepts and planning, mostly.Gen VIII/the Switch title probably entered development before Sun/Moon even were announced, let alone released lmao.
Your point is? It doesn't matter what Niantic did at all. It's not like they would've ever been into these kinds of plans, and of course they started with the originals.As I've always said, there always lies the possibility that Kanto sequels were never a thing from the start. Pokemon GO having Gen I Pokemon for the start was the most logical thing to do for Niantic. 600-or so Pokemon weren't simply feasible for an infant application.
What matters is the effect it had on the populace--the resurging growth that the Pokemon fanbase and reputation experienced. Bringing back old fans and introducing new ones to Pokemon, by the MILLIONS, is more than enough to influence plans--especially when the primary demographics of Pokemon are shifting to a slightly older audience (the same as GO) who grew up with Kanto and Johto. It's not conclusive, but it can't be ignored.