Nintendo was supposed to host a new Direct presentation this week, where it was expected that it would reveal some more information about the Nintendo Switch Online service which is launching later this month. The event was unfortunately delayed to an unspecified date, but it seems that some of the information from the presentation is popping up on the company's official website.
Members of the Resetera community have discovered that some Nintendo Switch games have had their listings updated to reflect whether or not they support the save data cloud backup feature that's included as part of the online service membership. It was already known that not every game would support it, but now we're getting an idea of which titles didn't make the cut, and it seems that some of Nintendo's own games are being left behind.
So far, the following games state that they do not support the backup capabilities:
- Splatoon 2
- Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
- Dark Souls Remastered
- Dead Cells
- FIFA 19
- NBA 2K19
Splatoon and Pokémon are two of Nintendo's biggest franchises on the hybrid console, and it seems like a significant oversight on its part to leave the feature out. Some users have speculated that, because these games have big online components, this could be to prevent cheating in ways that would allow players to have a significant advantage over others. On the other hand, it's unclear why titles such as Dark Souls also don't support it, seeing as they do it on other platforms, though recent reports indicate that each publisher can make that decision for their own games.
Up until now, Nintendo fans may have been worried about the lack of communication from the company and what could possibly come from its online service after being delayed for so long. Information like this is more likely to confirm rather than alleviate those fears, and it could end up hurting the Switch's image.