Nintendo is known for its popular major franchises, but one of its latest releases has left fans shocked and disappointed. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, released for the Nintendo Switch, could have been the best game in the series to date, but it was plagued with bugs and issues. While the open-world game design was praised, features not working as intended hampered the overall enjoyment. The Pokémon Company has since released patches to fix the bugs, but fans wish the game had been given more time for a fully completed product.
Quality Games and Quick Releases: Nintendo's Dilemma
Nintendo is renowned for the quality of its games and its commitment to ensuring everything is just right during production. However, the release of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet seems to have deviated from this trend. The game, part of one of Nintendo's biggest franchises, was launched with a number of bugs and issues that greatly disappointed fans.
A Disappointing Launch for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
Despite having the best open-world game design in the series, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's features did not work as intended, which greatly impacted the overall enjoyment of the game. The Pokémon Company was forced to acknowledge the issues, and patches were slowly released to fix them. However, fans agree that they would have preferred to wait longer for a fully completed and bug-free product.
The Pokémon Company Addresses Quick-Fire Game Launches
Takato Utsunomiya, the COO of The Pokémon Company, spoke about the previous pattern of quick releases of Pokémon games during the Pokémon World Championships. He acknowledged the company's history of constantly releasing products on a regular schedule. However, Utsunomiya also mentioned that as the development environments change, the company is having more conversations about how to ensure the introduction of high-quality products while maintaining a regular release schedule. This could mean longer gaps between releases of mainline games, allowing for a higher level of quality in the final product.
This article was written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.