More details about Nintendo Switch online services to be revealed in May

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    Nintendo is making waves in the news lately, thanks to the new details in their financial investor report. Nintendo had already announced that the online service for the Nintendo Switch would be kicking off later this year in September, though details have been minimal. However, in May, Nintendo will reveal further information about their plans for their paid online services. Currently, the Switch Online mobile app is available on iOS and Android, and we know that online will cost $20/year.

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  1. europat

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    Better late than never
     
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  2. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

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    More like never is better.
     
  3. Reploid

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    details:
    1 you gonna pay for multiplayer again, on a handheld this time.
    2 ???
    3 PROFIT
     
  4. brickmii82

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    I can't imagine it being more than 50$ a year. Hopefully it's a quality service. That would entail more 3rd party games though so.... ?
     
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  5. Xzi

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    Err, price was already announced a while back, it's closer to $20/year.
     
  6. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    everyone is worried about cheaters online because cfw is going to be a common thing but they dont think about the fact that people wont pay to cheat online
     
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  7. Dvdxploitr

    Dvdxploitr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Nintendo is taking a decent approach to online gaming, however, I still think it should remain free. However, you will be getting access to classic game with added online game-play. So rather it just being Nintendo reselling old classics, they'll have added functionality. I'm not 100% if that means that you will get a game for free, or if it just means you can access games to buy or if it's a streaming service like PS Now or something. For what Sony and Microsoft charges for 2 months, you get a full year of Nintendo Online. I do wish they'd add voice chat to the system rather than having to use a smartphone though.
     
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  8. ut2k4master

    ut2k4master Lord Tourettes

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    most likely youll be able to play those for free as long as your subscription is active
     
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  9. Ericthegreat

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    We all probably banned so I could care less about Nintendo online services, only Nintendo online game I ever had fun with was Mario kart DS. Wii was good too I guess.
     
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  10. ItsOmega

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    I think it would be cool if they let you play VC games online on servers or as Netplay-ish it would be so cool
     
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    Maybe someone could enlight me
    If they launch a web browser someday, will it requires online service?

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    nice avatar:P
     
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  12. Jayro

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    I reeeeeeally don't want them to rent us VC games...
     
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  13. ItsOmega

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    Yes, thank you fellow puddy tat
     
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  14. Cyan

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    messaging service?
    what the point having friends if you can't talk or send screenshots/captured video? I don't have facebook/twit/whatever to post pictures on it, I need to shutdown and remove SD, to send files to friends.
    "look at the moon I found in mario just now!" would be faster with online service.

    Though, I hope some online services will be free (like friend messaging), and only online play will need fees.
     
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  15. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    That's a good question. The basis of a subscription scheme is a service rendered, this means that traffic should only be subject to a subscription if it relies on Nintendo servers. This would logically exclude the Web browser and streaming services like YouTube which have nothing to do with Nintendo Network. Hopefully that's the implementation they choose, it's the only model that's sensible.
     
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  16. Bladexdsl

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    it will be free...using the phone app :creep:
     
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  17. SwitchGlitch

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    Nice that's really good news
     
  18. Deathscreton

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    I sincerely do hope they implement the online features in a proper manner. I mean, free service is one thing, paid service should come with the minimum.
     
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