Report Claims Metroid Prime Trilogy Remaster Has Finished Development
Industry insider Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat believes that a Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster has not only finished its development, but it’s also ready to release. However, that doesn’t mean that we’ll be getting it anytime soon.
Grubb made the claim on his latest episode of the Giant Bomb Show (via VGC) and believes that the reason it’s not yet released is down to restrictions on Q&A testing, the global pandemic, as well as the upcoming release of Metroid Dread.
The game is done, and Nintendo is holding it,” said Grubb. “I think Metroid Prime trilogy is done and whether or not Nintendo releases it now or later depends on other factors.”
Grubb added: “I think that game is sitting in their pocket for whenever Nintendo decides it’s the right time, and Nintendo’s done this a lot recently so it’s not unusual, it’s not a sign of some bad thing happening, it’s not a sign of a lack of faith in Metroid… Nintendo can afford [to sit on it] and that’s how they’re treating it.”
When on the topic of the Q&A restrictions, Grubb continued: “I think a big problem for Nintendo for quite some time during the pandemic was QA.
“I think Nintendo was focusing its quality assurance resources on one or two big projects at a time and that meant that some games that were basically finished were sitting on the side, while they had their lockdown secure QA processes focused on one or two more important games.
“Japan is still dealing with these issues, so I don’t think those processes are going to open up any time soon.”
However, Grubb also believes that with the arrival of Metroid Dread for the Switch on October 8th, Nintendo might hold out on the Trilogy remaster until closer to the time when Metroid Prime 4 might release. Whenever that might be.
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