Whether or not you have made the jump into the Nintendo Switch Online Service, you are most likely aware that players can now save their game data into the cloud. There was heresay floating around that said that Cloud Save Data would not be maintained after your Switch Online subscription ends. This was further stated on Nintendo’s official FAQ:
“Save data stored with Save Data Cloud cannot be kept outside of the duration of your Nintendo Switch Online membership.”
However, it doesn’t seem to be the case and that cloud save data is kept in the cloud and can be recovered within 6 months after your subscription lapses. This information was confirmed by Nintendo after IGN reached out to them for an official statement. Nintendo responded with the following:
“If a Nintendo Switch Online membership expires, users won’t be able to access their Save Data Cloud backups. However, Nintendo will allow users who resubscribe within 180 days to access their previous Save Data Cloud backups.
To be fair, I have never been one for saving game data on cloud servers. But then I will be the first person to sob buckets if anything was to happen to my Switch. If you are constantly playing your games though, after your subscription lapses, should you let it lapse, would you really be concerned with the save data in the cloud, or would your consoles save data be priority? Let’s us know what you think in the comments below.
This post was written by Mike Scorpio