Future Nintendo Switch Cloud Save Feature Possibly Hinted

By Michael Augustin , Updated Mar 20, 2017 05:09 AM EDT
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Even with its continued success and popularity, the Nintendo Switch also has its fair share of negative reviews. Most of these appear to come from the game systems lack of certain features that gamers have always expected from a new flagship device from Nintendo. One of those notable problems has something to do with how the console processes the users' save files and an absence of a backup option. However, a report seems to suspect that a cloud save feature might be coming to the gaming console soon.

According to a report from Game Rant, a Reddit user named Patsuann shipped back his Switch console for repairs. However, Nintendo sent him a new replacement console that surprisingly had all his saved games migrated from his old system. The user reportedly complained of some Wi-Fi connectivity issues with his game system as well as a Joy-Con sync issue that reportedly plagues some launch consoles. The company communicated with the customer to inform him that they will send him a new console instead of a repair.

Patsuann probably understood that the Nintendo Switch did not have a feature to back-up or move save files to a different system, but he was apparently able to access his save files for "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild". Sources suspect that if the user's claims are indeed true, it would mean that Nintendo already has something in the works to handle save files. Several users speculate that it is possibly a cloud save feature that might be available in a future update for the Switch.

Most gamers are obviously used to the features offered by most consoles to move or backup their save files into a USB flash drive, external storage drive and storage cards. Some game systems even have the option to upload their progress online to the server, which makes it easier to transfer back to a new console or multiple consoles.

The Nintendo Switch was released without any built-in options to backup or transfer save files. This issue has reportedly alarmed several gamers the lack of the feature puts their progress at risk in case of a defect or accidents, reports Gamenguide. However, fans hope that the recent speculations of the cloud save feature would be available in a future update for the system.

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