I am hoping for a remake to include older gen monsters, because i did not own a GBA nor a 3rd gen pokémon game, and i find it very hard to find a functioning one where i live. it will be easier to find a 3ds game.
What was stopping them from making a single new game to allow access to the pokemon from earlier gens? There was nothing, it could have been acomplished in one game.
So, why did they take the multiple remake route? Surely we didn't need both FR and LG did we? Just put all those pokes in one game and be good to go. The only drawback would be less profits from multiple sales. The only advantage to making multiple remakes of multiple gens... more profits from sales.
The remakes are cash grabs, partially masked by the availability of more pokemon. As a matter of fact, HG and SS weren't needed at all. all pokemon were available, and transferable at that point.
Also, if you take into consideration how awkward it is to transfer all the way from a GBA game to B/W, a remake could easily resolve a LOT of transfer headaches. If the remake has something like 200 pokemon available, but can be traded/sent directly to X/Y, it'd cut out a vast amount of tedious and time consuming transfering, migrating, then trading.
I'd say they are just as likely now, as they ever were.
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