Nintendo Teases The "Appealing" Benefits Of Switch's Online Membership

Blizzard: “There are no plans to move HearthStone to the Nintendo Switch”

Blizzard: “There are no plans to move HearthStone to the Nintendo Switch”

Now, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima and managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi have teased some of the "appealing" bonuses that players can expect. We know how much a membership will cost, but, outside of access to online play and voice chat, Nintendo hasn't shared all the details yet regarding what you get for your dollars. Of course, one of the biggest questions many have had, is about why the service for the Nintendo Switch has been delayed. "That is why we want to apply substantial resources to the online service, with the thinking that we will devote our energies to making this a for-pay service".

"Up until now", Miyamoto recently told investors, "the hardware lifecycle has trended at around five or six years, but it would be very interesting if we could prolong that life cycle, and I think you should be looking forward to that". But Miyamoto expressed how he feels that the Switch could be around a lot longer due to its unique features and, that Nintendo is focused on extending the life of the console.

By comparison, the paid memberships for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 offer things like free games every month and discounts, among other benefits.

Online play for Switch games has been free since the system launched in March 2017. We reported previously that the service would launch in 2018, and now the official start time has been set to September 2018. At the time, Nintendo announced it would offer memberships for 1 month ($4), 3 months ($8), and 12 months ($20), but it remains to be seen if those prices are still accurate.

During a recent Q & A session that tied in with the company's latest financial report (which, by the way, had all sorts of good news), the Nintendo Switch Online service was brought up, along with the question of why it's been seeing its fair share of delays.

Notícias recomendadas

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.