Looking back at what has happened with big titles of these past years, we might find some similarities. A game that gets hyped out of proportion to launch with a lot of troubles. One of the most significant cases was Cyberpunk 2077. This game launched in a terrible state that, thankfully, after several updates, is way more playable. Now, the next Pokemon Scarlet and Violet games launched a few days ago, and the internet isn’t happy about how they play. People have found a lot of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet performance issues. FPS drops, crashes, and just weird glitches. However, dedicated players have found a way to fix it momentarily.
Restarting the game fixes some of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Performance Issues
One Twitter user that got a review copy reported that restarting the game after 5 days of not doing so fixed most of the issues. Some people tend to leave their games on rest mode until their next gaming session. However, it would seem that most of the issues in the new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet games are still there. Yet, this is a provisional fix that is worth trying and makes the game a lot more playable.
A creator by the name of @Flokade1 got a review copy of the game early, and this is the performance after 5 days of not restarting the game. Half of the world's textures started to fail to load, terrible fps, restart fixed it.
Both 1.0.0 and 1.0.1 has this memory leak issue. pic.twitter.com/ZbMNZnN9Bb
— Linkus7 (@Linkus7) November 18, 2022
We don’t know if GameFreak will try to fix all of the performance issues of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. We hope they do, but it seems that it’s going to take a lot of work. This game is truly divisive because the story is pretty good, which has been said in several reviews. Yet, the technical problems affect a lot of players, and some are asking for refunds. We hope that Nintendo and GameFreak learn about this and do something because the game is trying a new formula that works and is fun. Yet, we’ll have to wait and see if they fix it or just let the games die just after their release.