With already one statement given out with regards to the lack of Metroid Prime 4 at E3 this year, by Bill Trinen, Reggie Fils-Aimé has also given one Polygon and it’s not as bad as it could have been. While he admits the game is still in development and making great progress, since it isn’t a game releasing in 2018, it just isn’t the right time to show it off. But, that isn’t the statement we’re focusing on, this is:
“We believe it is not fair to the fan to repeatedly tease them over time about a game. That’s why we tend to focus close in, typically in a six- to nine-month timeframe, and go deep in sharing content and information on a particular piece of content.”
Going by the 6-9 month timeframe, as stated by Reggie, Metroid Prime 4, it seems we definitely won’t be getting it next Spring, but it should debut with a second half of 2019 release, and have some news coming nearer to the end of this year, or January 2019, at the earliest.