Nintendo Is Shutting Down Splatoon 2’s Online Lounge Feature In July
Splatoon 2’s fairly nifty Online Lounge characteristic will quickly go the best way of the dodo. That means it’s being shut down, efficient July 28 in accordance with Nintendo.
The characteristic allowed gamers to make use of the Nintendo Switch Online cellular app to arrange Splatoon 2 matches and invite buddies by sending them a URL hyperlink. Although Online Lounge will not be supported, Nintendo says it has no plans to alter any of the app’s different game-specific options. That means customers will nonetheless be capable to use voice chat, for instance.
Nintendo’s support page doesn’t cite a particular purpose taking out the Online Lounge. Players will nonetheless be capable to arrange native and on-line Splatoon 2 matches through in-game strategies, after all, however this may very well be a part of the gradual solar setting of the sport. Nintendo launched Splatoon 2’s “final” big update in the course of the summer time of 2019, although it has continued to host the occasional Splatfests even previous that. The most up-to-date contest came about in January of this 12 months, and it was the battle of Mario power-ups with Super Mushroom vs Super Star (Mushroom received, for those who’re curious).
Meanwhile, we all know the corporate is tough at work making Splatoon 3, which was introduced throughout a Nintendo Direct in February. It’s set to launch a while in 2022 and the setting strikes away from Inkopolis to a model new zone, the Splatlands. Nintendo hasn’t supplied any extra particulars concerning the sport since, and it was absent throughout their E3 Direct presentation. It wouldn’t be shocking that eradicating the Online Lounge characteristic for Splatoon 2 has one thing to do with paving the best way for its successor.
Setting up Splatoon 2 matches with buddies in-game could be a problem (to say the least), so it stinks to lose one other, arguably simpler methodology of doing so. With Splatoon 3 a great methods off, it feels a bit untimely to deactivate this characteristic. Nintendo usually works in mysterious methods, although, so I can solely assume there is a methodology to the insanity.
Do you continue to play Splatoon 2 usually and did you utilize the Online Lounge characteristic usually? If so, are you bummed to see it disappearing? Let us know within the feedback!