Bad news Switch owners – your games save data may not be safe.
Bad news for Nintendo Switch owners though, as not every game will be supported with cloud save functionality.
As unfortunate as it is, your data for games like Splatoon 2 and Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee won’t be supported for backup, leaving Switch owners with heartbreak if their Switch was to ever be stolen.
The wording was originally spotted on the Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee! website, but Nintendo since has commented due to the heated issue within the community it has stirred up.
Responding to Game Informer’s article, Nintendo of America had this to say:
“The vast majority of Nintendo Switch games will support Save Data Cloud backup. However, in certain games this feature would make it possible to, for example, regain items that had been traded to other players, or revert to a higher online multiplayer ranking that had been lost. To ensure fair play, Save Data Cloud backup may not be enabled for such games. To ensure that Save Data Cloud backups cannot be used to unfairly affect online multiplayer rankings, the feature will not be enabled in Splatoon 2.”
Third-party titles such as Dead Cells, NBA 2K19, and Dark Souls Remastered also won’t support the cloud save feature. It should be noted that those listed titles support it on Xbox and PlayStation platforms.