Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s subsequent main replace is scheduled to reach in “late February”.
That is in line with an official press release shared to advertise a new video celebrating the long-running collection surpassing the 1,000-Pokémon milestone.
Specifics of the 1.2 replace, because the patch can be recognized, are restricted, with the announcement merely saying it can “embrace bug fixes and add performance”.
Full particulars can be shared at a later date, however it’s potential Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s 1.2 replace will herald the beforehand promised capability to hyperlink the video games to Pokémon Go on cell – which, amongst different issues, will lastly enable gamers to catch the lovely Gimmighoul.
In November, Pokémon Go developer Niantic mentioned the function would arrive someday in 2023.
As for 1.2’s promised “bug fixes”, that may very well be something, however gamers can be hoping they handle the intense efficiency points dogging the sport since launch. Nintendo acknowledged efficiency issues again in December, saying, “We take the suggestions from gamers critically and are engaged on enhancements to the video games.”
Digital Foundry referred to as Pokémon Scarlet and Violet “complete technical failures” in a breakdown of the launch variations final 12 months, highlighting “embarrassing paintings, horrible draw distance, poor efficiency and a litany of bugs” – so there’s loads of room for enchancment.
Regardless of widespread criticism of the the video games’ technical issues, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been an enormous business success. The pair offered 10m copies of their first three days of launch, smashing earlier collection entries’ already appreciable launch day data.
Sport gross sales aggregator Game Data Library, utilizing knowledge from Famitsu, notes Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have now damaged Pokémon Sword and Defend’s lifetime gross sales – amassed over three years – in simply eight weeks.