It was revealed on the Switch presentation that online gaming will be free only for a limited time, and after that we’ll have to pay to continue using the services.

Once the Switch launches on March, we will get a free trial for the online services, but once the paid online services launch on Fall 2017, we will have to pay an as-of-yet undisclosed amount to continue playing online.

It’s worth noting that you’ll need to sign in to your Nintendo Account to play online, and that this new paid service does not affect the Wii U nor the 3DS.

We should all take advantage of the free trial to decide if we want to pay for the online service, but we know we’ll end up paying for it either way, because who are we kidding, right? But it’s nice that we get a free trial at least!

Your smartphone will also be crucial for online gaming, as with it you’ll be able to chat, set up playing appointments, and invite friends to play online through an exclusive app, launching on Fall 2017! Smart phones really are taking over the world, aren’t they?

Furthermore, we also see the return of local multiplayer, with up to eight consoles able to hook up for gaming together with friends.

Online gaming sure sounds promising at this point!

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  • Anon Y Mouse

    Better question will be what do we get for doing so? I don’t mind having to pay, but the services had better be good. Yes the need to pay to play online is annoying, when so many others do it. However if the quality of games and service is there then no problem.