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Nintendo Switch Mobile App Update Makes Voice Chat Slightly Less Bad

I didn't play it on the bus- chance blown Nintendo Switch Mobile App Update Makes Voice Chat Slightly Less Bad
Sherri Watson | 14 September, 2017, 00:41

In just a few short hours Nintendo will begin their massive 45-minute Nintendo Direct.

Good news - the bad Switch online app for voice chat now passes the bare minimum requirements you could reasonably expect!

Switch owners were baffled by the iOS and Android app, which was Nintendo's only official option for voice chat. Find out about all the new games with the next Nintendo Direct presentation which you cant watch live here. You can always count on Nintendo to do things differently, and if you're willing to suspend your beliefs about what conveniences you're entitled to, jumping into Nintendo's wacky world with its wacky is actually pretty fun. It's also likely we'll hear more about Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, Lost Sphear, Skyrim and the final piece of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC.

Some of those games, including Xenoblade, are lacking release dates, so this would be a good time to let people know when they're coming and show more of the features of those titles.

Not the most hygienic kitchen
Not the most hygienic kitchen

Nintendo first announced that the Switch would charge a subscription for its online services back at launch, but the news that a mobile app would take the place of an in-console chat service didn't exactly thrill a lot of players. With the arrival of the Nintendo Switch, however, Nintendo could be changing up its announcement strategy.

While I can't say that I wholly disagree with the dissenters, I have to give Nintendo props for being true to its Blue Ocean approach.

The number of yearly Direct streams fluctuates from year to year but, generally, they've increased in number since 2011.