Nintendo thinks using your phone for voice chat on Switch “is going to deliver a better execution”

Nintendo has previously confirmed that voice chat on the Switch will rely on the use of an app on your phone.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku that this is just how Hori is doing it, but it won’t be the only solution.

Despite this, the company president stressed that a phone and a special app are integral to the process, he even genuinely thinks this is actually a better solution for consumers.

“We actually think that the phone is going to deliver a better, more robust execution,” he said.

“In terms of the APIs that we can build into an app, the fact that phones are ubiquitous, the fact that it allows us to do much more rapid improvements and updates to the service, that’s why we think a phone execution—and specifically a mobile app execution—is going to be better for the consumer.”

The Nintendo Switch online service is due to launch sometime next year.


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