Twitter Facebook
An error has occurred

ZeroLives.com serves cookies to personalize content, show advertisements and analyze traffic. Information about your use of this website may be shared with third parties.
More information
OK
Advertisement
You have already viewed premium articles
Want unlimited access to our journalism?
star
Subscribe now

Nintendo to launch paid subscription for Nintendo Switch online services in September

Soon multiplayer gaming on the handheld console will no longer be free

by
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 14:51 GMT
Nintendo to launch paid subscription for Nintendo Switch online services in September
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 14:51 GMT

Nintendo has announced it will launch its paid subscription for its Nintendo Switch online services in September. The services are currently still available free of charge.


According to a 2017 press release, the online services for the console, which include multiplayer gaming, will be part of a paid subscription service that launches in 2018. Players will be able to purchase membership per month, per three months or per twelve months.

No one likes ads. We know that. But ads help us pay the bills. sentiment_dissatisfied
Please whitelist us in your adblocker software so that we can continue to provide quality content.
Advertisement
The prices of the paid subscription service have also been announced: one month will cost $3.99, the three months will cost $7.99 and twelve months will cost $19.99.

When Nintendo launched the Nintendo Switch back in March 2017 the company already confirmed that online services would be available for free for a limited time only. The paid subscription service was supposed to launch last fall, but will now launch in September.

With the paid subscription service players will be able to join multiplayer games, use voice chat apps, access to several classic titles, and access to Nintendo eShop deals.

When the service launches, players will no longer be able to play multiplayer games with their friends free of charge and are thus required to purchase membership to continue playing. This change is likely to make the console a lot less popular.
You have read this entire article completely free of charge
Consider supporting our independent journalists by becoming a premium subscriber to gain unrestricted access to all content and features.

Every contribution we receive goes directly into funding our journalism to ensure we can continue doing what we do best.
No one likes ads. We know that. But ads help us pay the bills. sentiment_dissatisfied
Please whitelist us in your adblocker software so that we can continue to provide quality content.
Advertisement
subject
Related video games news
chat_bubble

Comments

What do you think?
Let us know how you reacted to this article
person

About the author

Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.
bubble_chart

Read more about

ZeroLives.com
ZeroLives.com
Get the official mobile app
close
Do you want to receive notifications for breaking news?
Enable notifications
No spam. Just news.
Weekly newsletter
Stay updated with our weekly newsletter. The latest news in your e-mail inbox every Saturday.
done
Do it
close
No thanks!
Thank you for subscribing
close
Close