Quality of life takes a while to get up there.
Despite rumors that the quality-of-life (QOL) project was outright scrapped, Nintendo has confirmed, in an answer to a question, that it is still working on the project.
Q9. About the Quality of Life business.
In regards to entertainment with sleep, there hasn’t been any news for a long time.
Is it connected to Pokemon Sleep announced by the Pokemon Company the other day, or is there something else?
A9. A while ago, we announced that we were trying a new business developing a product that would increase quality of life.
Development is continuing. We cannot yet proudly announce it as a Nintendo product.
Pokemon Sleep is the Pokemon Company’s and not related to Nintendo’s QOL.
TL:DR – the QOL project is very much still being worked on.