We don't know whether Nintendo fully believes a phone can deliver a better voice chat experience than their own console could have, but this statement has me anxious either way.
However, that doesn't seem to be the case, as Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said to IGN that "We're going to continue to bring new content, and that's what's going to keep this device vibrant and keep it going well into 2018 and beyond".
Fils-Aime: What we've said is that as we communicate the specifics of the Nintendo Switch online service then at that point we'll communicate what it is we're doing with our legacy content.
Meanwhile, Facebook said it saw 17 million people talk about E3 and the major game titles and brands associated with the show since June 9. Chiefly, Fils-Aime was quizzed about save files on the Nintendo Switch, which can't now be backed up in case a user loses their console. Nintendo also revealed a new game for the Metroid series, which is popular in the US, as well as the development of a role-playing game for the Pokemon franchise.
When the Switch rolled around, Nintendo vowed to support the 3DS throughout 2018. That's the main reason why Nintendo wants to give them a new life on Switch. "Those are all of the things that we need to think about from a business standpoint". Although the handheld market isn't going to be giving gamers 4K, HDR experiences, the Nintendo Switch gives developers more power to play with that ultimately lets them achieve their vision greater than six year old hardware can.
"It's everything from not only how is it going to work but it's also how we do this in a way that doesn't lend itself to piracy or systems or our core software infrastructure that can be modded or hacked", Fils-Aime told Mashable.
Fils-Aime: I can't say there's a solution coming, but we do hear the message.
This third-party headset from Hori recently got us talking about how cumbersome Switch voice chat, which requires a mobile app, may be. In order for players to voice chat with other players in the upcoming release of Splatoon 2, Nintendo's online infrastructure will require the use of a smartphone app to handle that voice chat. I finished the game. "Obviously we have online modes as well so I think it's a game that a lot of people are going to be able to enjoy".
Well that's that. Reggie truly is the master of saying so very much while saying so very little.