While Nintendo is having good times with its on-going console generation Switch, the company plans to release a virtual Console called “Nintendo Switch Online.” This was confirmed by the president and chief operating officer for Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime during the E3.
The announcement responded to all those waiting for some leads regarding the next Nintendo Virtual Console. Here’s what he said in an interview to IGN:
The Virtual Console successor is Nintendo Switch Online, right? With the mentality that says we’re going to be offering a slate of games, and it’s a slate that’s going to increase over time. For many of these games, there’s going to be additional online capability provided in those games. That’s the vision we have for how to best bring our legacy content to Nintendo Switch.
Regarding the Nintendo’s shift toward the cloud storage, Fils-Aime said:
We do [believe people will subscribe], and I say that because what we’ve laid out is a proposition where, yes you get the competitive play accessibility, you also get the cloud save, and you get access to the legacy content. That’s a fantastic proposition for $20 a year. We believe that it’s not going to be any type of issue for us. In fact, it’s going to enable us to continue offering a varied slate of opportunities from an online experience standpoint.