Since the 3rd generation we've had remakes of the games 2 generations before.
G3 RSE & FRLG (RGB)
G4 DPPT & HGSS (GSC)
5G XYZ & ??? (RSE?? FRLG??)
If the games two generations before are remade, then we'll have remakes of RSE and ... FRLG?
RSE remakes make sense because the original games are old and much of G5's new audience (~12 or so years olds) won't have played them.
But, if FRLG are remade then circular pattern will be created, leaving the main series plot in a continuous loophole. (Redundant remake after remake)
That said, it would still be possible for RGB to be "rebirthed" would it not?
So my question is this, in the 5th generation will we have remakes of FRLG (which themselves are remakes of RGB)?
If so will they be "remakes" OR will they be new games set in an "old" region (Kantou)?
Personally, though Kantou doesn't NEED to be featured (then again, why not, it's been in every generation); I love the idea of a brand new game with new plot elements in a pre-existing region.
I'm not gonna get into why HGSS and FRLG were made in the first place, that's not what this is about.
EDIT: When I say a new game in a pre-existing region, I mean any potential main series game that
A) is set in the GameFreak-RG continuity;
B) takes place in a non-new area (Which at the moment is Kantou, Joutou, Houen, Shinou, but could also include Oure, Fiore, Almia, and Oblivia)
C) is a new story (i.e., not a retelling/remake/etc, but can be a "sequel")
I don't care if you can go to more than one region in the same game, if you can, great, if not, whatever.