Nintendo states that some titles on the Switch will not support cloud saves
With Nintendo’s Online Membership on the way later this month it promises a cloud save feature, which the Nintendo Switch currently doesn’t have. Only problem is that some games won’t have that feature like Splatoon 2 and the upcoming Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee.
How strange this may seen Nintendo wants to ensure with titles like Splatoon 2 that cloud features don’t conflict with online features like it’s ranking system or if you decide to trade weapons or data of that game.
Here is Nintendo’s statement released to Game Informer on the situation:
“The vast majority of Nintendo Switch games will support Save Data Cloud backup. However, in certain games this feature would make it possible to, for example, regain items that had been traded to other players, or revert to a higher online multiplayer ranking that had been lost. To ensure fair play, Save Data Cloud backup may not be enabled for such games. To ensure that Save Data Cloud backups cannot be used to unfairly affect online multiplayer rankings, the feature will not be enabled in Splatoon 2.”
Even FIFA 19 and Dark Souls will not have their cloud save features, yet their PS4 and Xbox One counterparts do. On one hand I can see Nintendo’s perspective on this, though people are known for finding ways around this type of barrier. When stopped by limitations, creativity kicks in.
The fact that the Let’s Go games won’t have the cloud save feature feels restrictive. Trading Pokemon with friends is a essential part of the Pokemon experience. Comment below on what you think of the cloud save feature on the Switch. If you liked this article why not share this on social media. In other news Ubisoft has released the PC requirements for their upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.