Earlier last year, reports surfaced that Nintendo Switch Online will be launched in the fall of this year after the company’s Italian website accidentally mentioned the release window. Although we haven’t learned any more details regarding the launch from Nintendo, the company finally revealed that Nintendo Switch Online will be launched on September 2018.
As the name suggests, Nintendo Switch Online will be the equivalent of PlayStation Plus for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox Live Gold for the Xbox One as the subscribers will have access to online multiplayer modes, chat app as well as online lobby. When launched, the service will cost $3.99 per month, $7.99 per quarter, or $19.99 per year with the company expected to reveal more details as we get closer to the launch date of the platform.
However, this latest development shouldn’t come as a surprise as the Switch has already surpassed Nintendo Wii U lifetime sales with over 7 million units sold during the last quarter of 2017. As more developers and publishers are releasing their games for the platform, it’s likely that online multiplayer games will soon find their way to Nintendo Switch in the coming year.