It’s been a rather long wait but Nintendo have narrowed down the launch window for Switch’s online services. These include cloud saves, online play, and a library of classic NES games, some of which have been enhanced and now let you play online.
As you might expect some people are rather annoyed that online play, which is free at present, is going to be locked behind a paywall. However, there are indications that free to play games such as Fortnite and Paladins will not require the subscription, as their eShop entries do not feature a disclaimer stating that Switch Online will be required after its launch.
The #NintendoSwitchOnline paid membership service will launch in the second half of September, providing access to online play, Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games, and a growing library of NES titles with added online play.https://t.co/gWcYYbGIzZ
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) August 10, 2018