One of the biggest talking points for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is their performance issues. When the games were launched, there were heavy criticisms aimed at the titles for their mediocre graphics and glitches. Fans are hoping that the Pokémon Company or Game Freak will fix the performance issues with patches, but what will happen?
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Will Pokémon Scarlet and Violet get a performance patch?
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet received a day one update, but that patch was to enable extensive online functionality and fix minor glitches. However, the update didn’t fix the game’s biggest issues, including frequent crashes and clipping around. Fans are hoping that Nintendo will fix all the major bugs as soon as possible, however players are still experiencing these issues days after the release.
It is reported that neither Nintendo nor The Pokémon Company has received any complaints about the performances of the games, at least not directly through Nintendo’s support contact. With both titles selling over 10 million copies within 3 days, the games became hits despite fan complaints. Nintendo has no real incentive to rush out and patch games, at least not right now.
However, we believe that Nintendo will release several updates in the coming months to fix some of the bigger bugs in the game. The performance of the game is truly terrible, and despite the official word from Nintendo Support saying that they have received no complaints, the criticism is widespread. Neither Nintendo nor Game Freak can ignore it and have to patch some glitches in the end.
However, fans should not expect future patches to completely fix the games. Game Freak needs to do more than just patch titles to improve graphics; the games will more or less stay the same look. Although fans want to play a Pokémon with the same graphical standards as Xenoblade Chronicles 3, it does not appear that the Pokémon Company has much interest in moving the franchise away from the style it is known for.