number of Switch games do not get cloud saving

Sep

9

2018

Nintendo:to potentially cheat The paid extras for the Nintendo Switch, called Nintendo Switch Online, make it possible to store savegames in the cloud, but not every game will support this. Nintendo now says that some games are excluded to prevent cheating.

“In certain games, cloud saves can make it possible to recover, for example, an item swapped with another player, or a higher rank in multiplayer, which was lost,” says Nintendo in a response to, among others, Ars Technica . Games that do not support cloud saves include Pokémon Let’s Go, Dead Cells and Splatoon 2. In particular, Nintendo wants to protect the online leaderboards. Ars Technica notes that it is illogical that Arms, another first-party Nintendo game with online leaderboards, probably gets cloud saving.

The absence of cloud saves in certain games becomes extra problematic due to the fact that this is the only simple way to back up your savegames. The other way to do that is to transfer a complete system image from one Switch to the other.

Besides Pokémon Let’s Go, Dead Cells and Splatoon 2, at least Dark Souls Remastered, FIFA 19, NBA 2K19 and NBA Playgrounds do not get cloud saves. This list is based on product pages from Nintendo.com and is likely to change or grow.

The service, called Nintendo Switch Online, is available sometime later in September and costs $ 19.99 per year. In addition to cloud saving for certain titles, players will be given access to a collection of 20 classic NES games, including Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros. and more.

Nintendo would hold a Nintendo Direct live stream a few days ago that might have told more about Nintendo Switch Online, but it has been postponed indefinitely due to the earthquake that struck the country last Wednesday.

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