And yet, observing that all the Gen V event Pokemon have been released, and that Game Freak (not TPC or Nintendo) has announced that they will be expanding the Pokemon World, and coming to the simplest conclusion that it means Gen VI is coming (it is simpler than Game Freak developing a WiiU RPG as there is no precedence for GF to do that) is being dismissed as "complete speculation" whereas the lack of any evidence other than "they did it last time" is supposed to be taken more seriously.
Reversing my question doesn't change what I've said about it being over two years and no Ranger game having been released yet, or the fact that Game Freak is not in charge of Ranger games, which make them completely irrelevant to the topic at handWhat makes you so sure it's not? They seem to be quite popular, so I don't see why they wouldn't make more, and if they are (which I don't see why they wouldn't) then it makes sense for them not to release any yet since, like you said, they release them in transition, where as we're only like halfway through Gen V, by the looks of things.
"Not giving up" is not any more evident towards a Gen V console game than it is to a Gen VI console game. No one is going to shell out money for a WiiU just for a Gen V console game. Pokemon games don't sell home consoles like they do handhelds. Nintendo would have to wait until the WiiU is fairly common amongst players already, and by then, it would be weird to even be having the conversation of whether Gen V is coming to a close or not given that the WiiU has just been released this holiday season.That doesn't mean they're just going to give up, especially with all the Wii U hype. Really, I think that only encourages them to change the style of console game they make. Also, if that "generalising" remark was meant to imply that I was trying to shift my goalposts, I've been calling them console games from the start.
The very first post said "(see source for the Japanese quote)", Game Freak is a Japan-based company with TPCi being the ones addressing non-Japanese fans.I didn't know that Nintendo Dream was a Japanese magazine at the time,and so didn't make the connection you did. I was wrong. So what? I wasn't saying that it definitely, no doubt about it meant PMD, I was just drawing attention to the fact that it doesn't definitely mean Gen VI is gonna be happening any time soon, as you and several others seem to be convinced.
It's been stated so many times already, but Game Freak does not handle any of that. If a non-main series game is being released, then the job falls to TPC and Nintendo to create hype. This was a quote directly from Game Freak. What in the world makes that so hard to understand? The fact that Pokemon is so compartmentalized in how its handled makes it fairly easy to know whether an announcement is main-series or spin-off.And like I said, there's still nothing wrong with the idea that it could refer to another extension or spin-off besides PMD. It might even be something totally different that no one was expecting, like Nobunaga's Ambition/Conquest. No one knows.
Tecmo Koei also didn't go to Game Freak to negotiate releasing Pokemon Conquest. The negotiations happened with The Pokemon Company, since they're the ones who are in charge of that. Are you getting the point yet, or does it need to be stated again that Game Freak is not responsible for making, nor are they responsible for advertising or addressing spin-offs. Kind of weird for a person so hung up on not "violating the precedent" to suddenly expect this precedent to be violated.
I can give you a massive list of "huge violation of precedences" but I'll just give a few: gendered legendaries, Phione, B2W2, releasing Gen V on the DS instead of a new console....It would still be a huge violation of precedent, even if it is Genius Sonority they outsource to (what does that even have to do with this, really? You yourself said that GF drives the franchise; they give the go ahead).
Then don't go around telling people who think Gen VI is coming that what they are doing is "bending to complete speculation"I don't care if the spin-offs are a reality at the moment, I just think there are more options than just Gen VI.
Of course, I begin to wonder if you grasp the difference between Genius Sonority making a console game and Game Freak making a console game....the latter of which would mean that everything is canon to the main series and fulfills their promise of expanding the Pokemon universe. However, it certainly does not follow this "precedence" that you expect it to other than being a console game.No, in fact it would fit the console void atm, which I was talking about. Not to mention that I would rather like that.
If they're not doing it right now, when do you expect the generation to end? Or do you simply want another rushed game like PBR rather than a quality game just because it follows this preconceived pattern you want it to follow?True, but at the same time I didn't say they were doing it right now. I'm just saying I'd find it weird for them to not bother and end the gen without one. That said, they did have Nintendo do Stadiums 1 & 2 (in collaboration with HAL laboratory), so maybe they're having them do the Gen V verison. Maybe we'll be seeing Stadium 3 (which I would kind of love) in the future. Who knows?
Wouldn't it have made more sense for them to have done that with Guardian Signs given how close it was released between Gen IV and Gen V's release? And yet they still didn't do it. For a person all for "following the precedent" you sure are inconsistent about it unless its convenient to prove a point.Well, it has been noted that the rangers games are released in transition, so it would make sense for them to release it down if they do want to end this gen right now.