Cloud-based backup is one of Nintendo Switch Online’s most anticipated features. That’s because it can make sure you don’t lose your progress if your game suddenly gets messed up, or if your console gets stolen or even if you decide to buy a brand new Switch. It’s a necessary feature. Sadly, it looks like it won’t be available for some games on the Switch.
GameInformer has discovered that several titles that need a subscription to the service for online play don’t have access to the feature. These entries on the Nintendo website say: “This game does not support Save Data Cloud backup.”
This note was found on the Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee & Pikachu pages, as well as on the pages for Splatoon 2, Dark Souls Remastered, Dead Cells, FIFA 19 and NBA 2K19. Since then Nintendo confirmed that those titles will not be able to access cloud saves. It said that while most Switch games will support the feature, some won’t in order to ensure that players won’t abuse it to regain traded items or to go back to a higher online multiplayer ranking.
This news stinks because people just want to make sure that their games are saved. The function is available for these games on other platforms after all.