Nintendo Switch Paid Online Delayed Until 2018, Confirmed $20 Yearly

After a lot of silence regarding Nintendo’s plans for the Switch’s paid multiplayer setup, the company finally revealed some more concrete details on the upcoming paid service.

In an update to their official site for the Switch, Nintendo confirmed the official name of the service, known simply as Nintendo Switch Online. The service will cost $3.99 a month, $7.99 for 3 months, and $19.99 for a year. This is much cheaper than both Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus, which currently cost about 60$ a year.

Similar to those services, Nintendo Switch Online will give subscribers access to online multiplayer, Online Parties and Voice Chat, exclusive game discounts, and some free games. However, as previously detailed, these games will be NES and SNES games with added online multiplayer, that will only be available for free one month at a time.

Finally, to top all the updates off, Nintendo announced that they were delaying the launch of the service from this fall to 2018. The previously announced voice chat app is still planned for release this summer, hopefully giving us a bit more time to test out the service before we begin paying for it.

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