Nintendo: number of Switch games do not get cloud saving for potentially cheating

The paid extras for the Nintendo Switch, called Nintendo Switch Online, make it possible to store savegames in the cloud, but not every game will support this. Nintendo now says that some games are excluded to prevent cheating.

“In certain games, cloud saves can make it possible, for example, to get back an item swapped with another player, or a higher rank in multiplayer, which was lost, “states Nintendo in a reaction including Ars Technica . Games that do not support cloud saves include Pokémon Let’s Go, Dead Cells and Splatoon 2. In particular, Nintendo wants to protect the online leaderboards. Ars notes that it is illogical that Arms, another first-party Nintendo game with online leaderboards, will probably get cloud saving.
The absence of cloud saves in certain games becomes more problematic due to the fact that fact that that is the only simple way to back up your savegames. The other way to do that is to transfer a complete system image from one Switch to another.
In addition to Pokémon Let’s Go, Dead Cells and Splatoon 2, Dark Souls will receive Remastered, FIFA 19, NBA 2K19 and NBA Playgrounds no cloud saves.
The service, called Nintendo Switch Online, is available somewhere later in September and costs $ 19.99 per year. In addition to cloud saving for certain titles, players gain access to a collection of 20 classic NES games, including Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros. and more
Nintendo would hold a Nintendo Direct live stream a few days ago that might have told more about Nintendo Switch Online, but it has been postponed indefinitely due to the earthquake that struck the country last Wednesday.