Many people were surprised when Nintendo announced that their new online service for Nintendo Switch would have a subscription fee, rather than the free models they’ve used in the past. While some are against the idea, others hope this means Nintendo will have more stable servers for their online games. Reggie Fils-Aime gave his thoughts on this to help calm everyone’s fears about a subscription model when asked about their past online services and friend codes:
“People have taken shots at us for that. The reality is, the way that online experiences have progressed, it’s an expensive proposition. The amount of servers we need to support Smash Brothers or Mario Kart — these big multiplayer games — is not a small investment. There are no friend codes within what we’re doing.”
— Reggie Fils-Aime
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