Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Service To Launch In September
Free trial ending later this year.
Since the Nintendo Switch's release, all players have been able to play online for free, but like Nintendo has always said, their paid online service will come into effect at 'some point', and that 'some point' is September this year.
Console gamers will be no stranger to the paid online subscription service, and the Switch's will be no different (though we're not sure what's going on with the free games element of it just yet).
Nintendo made the announcement today, but there are hardly any juicy details surrounding it. The thing we do know however is that it'll cost less than Sony's & Microsoft's online services. Nintendo will be offering a 1 month option for $4 (£2.81), 3 months for $8 (£5.62), and a full year for $20 (£14.05), though exact UK prices are yet to be announced. As well as online play, Nintendo promised regular eShop deals and a collection of classic games with added online play.
Nintendo never really explained what's happening with the free games section of the service, so we'll just have to sit tight on that one. The voice chat, done through the Splatoon 2 phone app, will be locked behind the paywall come September.
Of course, non subscribers will still have access to the eShop, access to the Switch Parental Controls app, and will be able to register / manage friends, & share screenshots to social media, so there's no need to worry that you'll lose access to the basics.
Will you be subscribing to Nintendo's online service come September? Let us know below!
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