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CamouflageRO

Edit: Hijacking this thread to create a main thread for all NSO service discussion/questions. Please remember that we're not Nintendo, so if you're looking for official answers go to:

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Nintendo-Switch/Nintendo-Switch-On... (or similar for your territory),

or https://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/switch/online-service/faq/

Original post:

Ok so i wonder if fifa and rocket league will be aftected by the new subscription system. I wont buy anymore any of them to be honest cause i bought a switch to play not to pay to play. In playstation i can play online with fut even if i dont buy a psplus, will be the same thing here? If not il purchase only games for the story. | start to regret buying this switch. Same quesion aply for rockeat league to.

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CamouflageRO

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sanderev

We don't know for sure, but I guess it will affect them. However F2P games (Fortnite; Paladins) won't be affected by NSO.

Also, you bought the Switch not to pay to play online? It was announced alongside the Switch that you would eventually have to pay to play online.

sanderev

CamouflageRO

sanderev wrote:

We don't know for sure, but I guess it will affect them. However F2P games (Fortnite; Paladins) won't be affected by NSO.

Also, you bought the Switch not to pay to play online? It was announced alongside the Switch that you would eventually have to pay to play online.

I bought it yesterday cause i see it on a coworker and he was having both fifa and rockeat and y say, well why not i does look prety decent and its portable. He didnt mention a subscription is coming to it. I purcahsed only Riptide GP Renegate for teh moment cause i like to play with my firends home. In rest i am still undicide....

CamouflageRO

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Magician

If you go to the eShop, select the game you're worried about, then look at the fine line below the game details, that will let you know if an online subscription will be required.

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toiletduck

CamouflageRO wrote:

I bought it yesterday cause i see it on a coworker and he was having both fifa and rockeat and y say, well why not i does look prety decent and its portable. He didnt mention a subscription is coming to it.

So actually it's his fault... Not Nintendo's nor yours!

toiletduck

CamouflageRO

toiletduck wrote:

CamouflageRO wrote:

I bought it yesterday cause i see it on a coworker and he was having both fifa and rockeat and y say, well why not i does look prety decent and its portable. He didnt mention a subscription is coming to it.

So actually it's his fault... Not Nintendo's nor yours!

I didnt say its theyre fault, nor anyones, its just anoyng cause i wished mainly those games to be portable, but il just stick with single player games for story.

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MasterJay

@CamouflageRO It is only 20 dollars a year, instead of 60 with psplus, nso is definetly worth the money too, as it has nes games and cloud saves included.

Well excuuuse me princess

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FaeKnight

The paid online multiplayer service was announced when the Switch came out. I have a theory that they were waiting till the system had enough multiplayer games that people would be willing to pay. As for what games will be online enabled without paying, if it's like other consoles it'll mainly be the Online Only games that don't require a subscription. So MOBAs, MMOs, and the like. Particularly if the game it's self wants a monthly subscription.

Sports games like Fifa on the other hand? Expect to need a Nintendo Online subscription for online multiplayer.

EDIT: Also, the subscription fee will be for online multiplayer. It will not gate offline single player game modes. Nor is it suppose to be required for local wireless multiplayer where each person has their own switch (and copy of the game)

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HobbitGamer

CamouflageRO wrote:

I dont see any comment about that subrsctiption on rocket league here
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/rocket-league-switch#ga...

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Joeynator3000

I'm gonna laugh if Nintendo's servers crash once this thing launches, lol

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FaeKnight

Joeynator3000 wrote:

I'm gonna laugh if Nintendo's servers crash once this thing launches, lol

You would likely be the only one laughing. But I'd imagine there would be a whole lot of angry people who want to play their multiplayer matches "NAO!"

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Joeynator3000

It's just...they always had server issues, I don't expect them to go away. Now we have to pay for it. (even if it's just $20 a year, lol) xD

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Yorumi

FaeKnight wrote:

The paid online multiplayer service was announced when the Switch came out. I have a theory that they were waiting till the system had enough multiplayer games that people would be willing to pay.

I kind of think it was so that they could hold people's games over them. "Hey you like splatoon2? Yeah, well pay up or lose access." Other than the initial announcement they have not really made true effort to make sure people are informed. Almost like they don't really want people to know what's coming.

FaeKnight wrote:

Joeynator3000 wrote:

I'm gonna laugh if Nintendo's servers crash once this thing launches, lol

You would likely be the only one laughing. But I'd imagine there would be a whole lot of angry people who want to play their multiplayer matches "NAO!"

Well good news there are no servers, it's p2p. They're charging you to uses your own internet.

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Alber-san

@CamouflageRO
If you really want to play those games online and they end up using the Nintendo Online Service I don't see why you shouldn't just pay for it. It's extremely cheap.

BTW: if you know anyone with a Switch you can pay for the family pack (I think it's called?). It costs even less if you divide the price.

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FaeKnight

I'd already gone into the history of paid online service on consoles, and how the writing has been on the walls for nearly two decades. Multiple times. So I wont go into it again. What I will do is ask why people are so absolutely positive there are no servers involved with Nintendo's online capable Switch games. Especially with games like Diablo 3 coming to the Switch, which most assuredly do have central servers for online play. And sports games like Fifa which again have central servers for online play.

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Octane

@FaeKnight Yes, those games have servers, but they are on Blizzard's and EA's servers (not 100% sure about FIFA, could be P2P), not Nintendo's servers. Blizzard and EA don't charge you to play online. Nintendo's own games use P2P (and I don't see why they would change that).

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