Today sees the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' very first update, despite the fact that the game isn't technically supposed to be out yet. It adds some pretty neat stuff, but the update's official Japanese patch notes confirm something that will likely please and annoy certain fans of the game in equal measure.
The patch notes highlight that 'time travellers' (meaning players who change their console's date settings to experience the game running in the past or future) will not be able to experience any of the seasonal events planned for New Horizons ahead of time. The first one - the Easter Bunny Day event - will require an online connection, allowing the software to check that the real date and time matches up.
If the two don't match, you won't be able to access any of the event's content, so you need to play the game in real-time to get any of their benefits. This new method of handling events could well be a way to prevent spoilers leaking ahead of time, as all players will see new events at the same - and correct - time.
What do you think? Would you say this is a positive move, or are you annoyed that you won't be able to check out events when you please? Share your thoughts with us below.