Nintendo has always lagged behind when it comes to online features for their consoles. Even small features like in-game achievements and trophies that Microsoft and Sony has had for a decade now.
But that might change soon, according to an indie developer.
In a Reddit AMA, developers of Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition mentioned that Nintendo was actually working on an achievement system for Switch games. Here’s their full answer on that:
“Nintendo doesn’t have an official support for Achievements and Leaderboards, like Sony or Microsoft but we know that they’re working on it. We’ll see how it goes and we’ll add the rankings along the way.”
Naturally, as developers, they would know more about this than anyone else, as a feature like an achievement system has to be shared with developers to create achievements for their games before the feature officially launches.
This isn’t the first time we’re hearing that Nintendo is working on an achievement system. Five years ago (5!) we reported that the company was looking into achievements for the Wii U, which were going to be called “Accomplishments”.
Would you like to see Nintendo release their equivalent of achievements (Xbox) and trophies (PlayStation)? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!