Rumour - Nintendo Italy: Paid Nintendo Switch Online Service Delayed To Fall 2018

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Kolx, Dec 25, 2017.

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  1. Kolx

    Kolx Member Original Poster

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    https://wccftech.com/nintendo-switch-online-delayed-fall-2018/
     
  2. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief Member

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    It was supposed to only launch in North America to begin with, if I’m not wrong, so this might not necessarily be news.
     
  3. Revolsin

    Revolsin Member

    #3
    Let's just keep delaying it till like 2023 so we're at Switch 2.
     
  4. Xharos

    Xharos Member

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  5. Escalario

    Escalario Member

    #5
    FYI the spanish website has a generic 2018 date, so it's a possible screw up on Nintendo Italy's part.
     
  6. purseowner

    purseowner Member

    #6
    The Switch Online service is the new Zelda game, clearly.
     
  7. Oregano

    Oregano Member

    #7
    Good, more time to reconsider the stupid parts of it before asking for money.
     
  8. Kaironaut

    Kaironaut Member

    #8
    Hopefully it means a substantial Switch update to include party chat, messaging, and game invites at the system level.

    But who am I kidding. Nintendo won't do it, and there will be people proclaiming from the heavens that they don't want those features because they don't use them.
     
  9. Sir Guts

    Sir Guts Member

    #9
    If it isn’t a screw up from the site then good, I’m not paying for this. Right now it’s needs a lot of improvement.
     
  10. Kolx

    Kolx Member Original Poster

    #9
    That's why I made sure to add Nintendo Italy to the title and to add the last part in the op.
     
  11. #10
    which means the classic games collection is delayed, too

    fuck
     
  12. VariantX

    VariantX Member

    #11
    One of the few times Nintendo delays something, and people are almost unanimously happy about it.
     
  13. Abriael

    Abriael Member

    #12
    Pretty amazed that the article takes a mention on a country-specific website (while all other websites don't have that mention) and sells it as factual delay (wording it like it was official) without doing any verification or even mentioning the possibility of a mistake.

    I've seen it as well and reached out to Nintendo Italy for a clarification. Doubt they're gonna respond very soon tho, they all have an OOO notice. I would definitely not consider it an official delay, for now, tho.
     
  14. #13
    What? Oh well, just a couple more weeks before the Direct to clarify things.
     
  15. Magwik

    Magwik Member

    #14
    I dunno them delaying it due to the reaction to the phone apps seems like a safe bet.
     
  16. Ryengeku

    Ryengeku Member

    #15
    indefinitely delay it. Please & Thank you
     
  17. Nintenleo

    Nintenleo Member

    #16
    Basically Smash Bros confirmed for Fall 2018

    ...or Pokémon? They need a big game to officially launch the service
     
  18. Lite_Agent

    Lite_Agent Member

    #17
    More like someone was sloppy and forgot to remove the "autumn" bit when changing the year to 2018 ;)
     
  19. Frankish

    Frankish Member

    #18
    Bad news, and disappointing, if true. But I'll wait for more official confirmation.
     
  20. Blackquill

    Blackquill Member

    #19
    Oh man I'm so sad, I waited this for so long !
     
  21. Ogodei

    Ogodei Member

    #20
    I wouldn't mind this at all if it was gating the Virtual Console away from us.

    I mean, if Nintendo needs to rebuild the features away from their crazy mobile app scheme, all the better, but give us our VC.
     
  22. Nintendojitsu

    Nintendojitsu Banned Member

    #21
    I rather hear about this now than in the January event. Thanks Nintendo Italy!
     
  23. L.O.R.D

    L.O.R.D Member

    #22
    waiting for pokemon switch to make it paid i think?
     
  24. #23
    Hopefully this means it has real improvements over what's there right now and not half-assed like literally every other attempt at online Nintendo has ever done.
     
  25. Squiddo

    Squiddo Member

    #24
    That sounds like music to my ears.
    I guess they will release it with a major online focused game?

    Personally they should keep it free imo. The Switch is doing pretty well anyway and not every console needs paid online especially not a Nintendo one with their online history so far.

    It would also be a great sellin point.
     
  26. mrmickfran

    mrmickfran Member

    #25
    Just delay it indefinitely.
     
  27. Abriael

    Abriael Member

    #26
    This is quite possible.
     
  28. Mecha Suplex

    Mecha Suplex Member

    #27
    I don't really understand how they're gonna weather asking people to pay money for access to online after they've been conditioned to having it for free for a year and a half.
     
  29. NinjaCoachZ

    NinjaCoachZ Member

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    I'm not taking this too hard at face value since A) It's only on Nintendo Italy's site B) It could easily just be a leftover from when it was planned for Fall 2017, and subjective C) Next fall is waaaaaay too late to launch paid online without getting some form of backlash. Not to mention it was always just "2018" so Fall wouldn't technically be a delay even if it is true. It's not great of WCCF to treat this as more than just a rumour. I guess all we can do is wait for the January direct.
     
  30. Stealth

    Stealth Member

    #29
    I will wait for an official announcement in more substantial territories.
     
  31. Kokonoe

    Kokonoe Member

    #30
    The big thing here is this. I really hope this is just false information cause this is legit terrible news.
     
  32. V0ltg

    V0ltg Member

    #31
    Lmao, this sounds plausible.
     
  33. Jon Carter

    Jon Carter Member

    #32
    Delay it until forever at this point. It’s stupid.
     
  34. Stealth

    Stealth Member

    #33
    Oh, so it was not actually delayed. We only ever got an official date of 2018.
     
  35. Mega Man Zero

    Mega Man Zero Member

    #34
    I'm not putting too much faith into anything Nintendo of Italy's website says.
     
  36. Floex

    Floex Member

    #35
    Waiting for what exactly? We can play online now and barely know what they are going to include.
     
  37. dreamlongdead

    dreamlongdead Member

    #36
    If the subscription truly turns out to be $20 a year, then most people will be OK with paying that. It's hardly breaking the bank, especially considering all the Switch owners (and gamers, in general) who spend so much money on games that they never end up playing anyway.
     
  38. Pif

    Pif Banned Member

    #37
    Me not paying for a ridiculous app in my phone just gets delayed until fall 2018 then.
     
  39. Kokonoe

    Kokonoe Member

    #38
    Virtual Console and people are hoping for the basics that other systems have like text based messaging and even more unlikely, voice chat via the system itself without an app.
     
  40. Stealth

    Stealth Member

    #39
    As many people have correctly said on Twitter, the service was not delayed. Nintendo Japan only ever gave a 2018 release date. If anything they narrowed down the time.
     
  41. SatoAilDarko

    SatoAilDarko Member

    #40
    Right before Smash 5 in October/November.
     
  42. Yoshimitsu126

    Yoshimitsu126 Member

    #41
    Online - Nintendo's immortal enemy.
     
  43. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud Member

    #42
    If true this is GREAT news. It means Nintendo is taking this serious and wants to get it right. And we we get more free online.
     
  44. #43
    Yeah, I'm going to guess it launches with an unannounced marquee title that requires it, maybe even first year included with it for free, as per Nintendo custom. Probably talked about at the January Direct.
     
  45. phanphare

    phanphare Member

    #44
    smash delayed until fall 2018

    they probably decided along the way to just go ahead and make a sequel
     
  46. Yukinari

    Yukinari Member

    #45
    Hoping they explain the service in the january direct cause im getting tired of hearing nothing about it.
     
  47. Reki

    Reki Member

    #46
    This is far from a solid source (someone could've made a mistake somewhere) but amazing if true. Hoping they delay it until Switch 2 or better yet, cancel it.

    Pokémon could make a lot of players pay for online, though.
     
  48. V0ltg

    V0ltg Member

    #47
  49. Codeblue

    Codeblue Member

    #48
    The bigger the userbase gets the more good will they're going to lose when they start charging.
     
  50. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud Member

    #49
    So maybe Smash will launch in the fall/holiday with the online. That makes me believe it’s Smash 5 or close to it.
     
  51. Maximo

    Maximo Member

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    Delay it as long as they need, anything is better than putting voice chat on a friggen mobile app.
     
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