Just when you thought that Nintendo had it all figured out in regards to the Nintendo Switch and its online features, they’re proven that they still haven’t full grasped what players want in terms of online functionality in their games. Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to do with Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros, rather, it has to deal with the upcoming Super Mario Maker 2.
Two weeks again, Nintendo dropped a Direct detailing just about everything that the game can do. And in that was the reveal that you could use Nintendo Switch Online to play with other players in Super Mario Maker 2. This got many, including us at the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast, excited! Because we loved the idea of playing with friends and battling across courses and the like.
“This is true. As the game is now, you cannot create friend lobbies online. You can only play online with randoms. You can still get friends together and play with local play, and you’re free to play with four players on one Nintendo Switch system. You can also still challenge your friends to your creations and take on their designs through Course IDs and having them follow your Maker profile.”
The response on the internet not good, as many players are hating the fact that to do friend play, you have to be in the room with them. Which isn’t an option for everyone.
Obviously, this could change with an update, and they do have a month to go before launch, so a day one patch is possible. But how likely? We’ll have to wait and see on that.