Nintendo could be about to solve two of the Switch’s most annoying problems if leaked SDK proves real

By Shabana Arif
29 June 2017 12:22 GMT

Nintendo’s Switch is almost perfect. These changes would get it a lot closer.


According to NeoGAF, documents relating to the SDK for the Switch were leaked, and if they’re proven to be legitimate, there are some exciting updates on the way.

When the Switch was announced, the news that you wouldn’t be able to transfer save files from one Switch console to another was a bit disappointing, and while Nintendo has acknowledged players’ requests for cloud saves, they haven’t really said much else on the subject.

“I can’t say there’s a solution coming, but we do hear the message,” Reggie said a couple of weeks ago, so take the following with a pinch of salt for now.

The alleged SDK reads, “In the future, we plan to provide a feature to transfer account save data among multiple consoles. As a result, there is the possibility that user accounts with uninitialized account save data will be added. Note that your design must work without issue, even in this case.”

Guest logins may also be a thing.

“We are considering a feature in the future (tentative name: Guest Login) to access existing network service account information without linking to a user account.

“This feature would allow temporary access to the network service account linked to the Nintendo Account by logging in to the Nintendo Account within the application. This feature would, for example, make it possible to upload a character you have raised as online data and then use that data on a friend’s NX (without creating a user account).

“We do not plan to provide this feature for the NX launch.”

If these documents are genuine, then the updates are going to go down a storm, but you should stay skeptical based on Reggie’s recent comments.

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