Nintendo has revealed that details on their online subscription service needed for online multiplayer next month.
While the service is still set for September, Nintendo has been completely mum on details for the service. The last time any details were given about the service was outgoing CEO Tatsumi Kimishima says the company is aiming for around $20 a year for the cost. It has not yet been said what, if anything, the service will entail beyond just an online multiplayer pass.
The Nintendo online app for mobile phones, which Nintendo has indicated is the cornerstone of their Switch online experience, still only supports Splatoon 2 and has not been updated since 2017 with a vague description of bug fixes.
They definitely have to offer more for the cost than just online multiplayer. It’s one thing to charge for online, it’s a whole different thing to come in a year and a half after launch and charge for an online experience most consider sub-par.