I bet zas went back in time to stop V from happening.
hmm...so it could be akin to something like a Street Fighter scenario? Where the chronological order, iirc, is 1, Alpha, 2, 4, 5, 3?None of us really know until the game comes out, to be absolutely clear. But from what has been shown so far, it would appear that the timeline is not diverging, for the purposes of continuing on to the next game in the series. It could be, as there are pieces in play that could possibly change the outcome of certain things, but there isn't enough information to say that it absolutely will be, either.
I feel silly asking this, but people do know that a "soft reboot" is considered a "soft" reboot because it does not change the established continuity, right?I hope not. I'd much prefer just a soft reboot...
It is one, and just about everyone gets that but you.I'm not sure that they would. It is only a possibility. If they don't, then that is a divergence, but that won't happen until, at the earliest, SoulCalibur VIII. The topic at hand, however, is whether or not SoulCalibur VI is a divergence, and it does not appear to be one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argumentum_ad_populumIt is one, and just about everyone gets that but you.
The act of Kilik fighting with Grøh, in and of itself, does not diverge the timeline. It's one of those hidden truths of history that the trailer quote alludes to
Dude, that in itself is a divergence. Then again, you did say that they could return to the SCV era... when we all know that's not going to happen.
But the problem here seems to be your definition of divergence. A small and/or mundane detail being different from the original is not a divergence, but a deviation. To diverge means to go off in a new direction, to change the course, to do things entirely differently. Adding new things we didn't see before is not diverging, unless it alters the events that we did see before, which all signs point to that not being the case, so no, we're not diverging, it doesn't seem like.
etc etcIt's a reboot. It's new timeline. Get over it.