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Switch SDK documents indicate save data transfers are coming, Nintendo considering “Guest Login” feature

Posted on June 28, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

One of the big feature requests Switch owners have at the moment is the ability to backup and transfer save data. Thankfully, this is something that Nintendo was apparently thinking about before the system even launched.

The full Switch SDK leaked online today. We’re not really going to discuss it much here, but a couple of excerpts from official documents are worth pointing out.

The first concerns a save data transfer feature that will be released in the future:

In the future, we plan to provide a feature to transfer account save data among multiple consoles. As a result, there is the possibility that user accounts with uninitialized account save data will be added. Note that your design must work without issue, even in this case.

Documents also make note of a potential feature for Switch tentatively called “Guest Login”:

We are considering a feature in the future (tentative name: Guest Login) to access existing network service account information without linking to a user account. This feature would allow temporary access to the network service account linked to the Nintendo Account by logging in to the Nintendo Account within the application. This feature would, for example, make it possible to upload a character you have raised as online data and then use that data on a friend’s NX (without creating a user account).

We do not plan to provide this feature for the NX launch.

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  • Exy

    Should you really be discussing points from confidential documents like this?

    • DespyCL

      Those are already leaked. A lot of people have it alredy, so it wouldnt matter if he joins the discussion.

      • Velen (Not WoW)

        Who’s the character in your avatar.

        • DespyCL

          Batzz sd form from future card buddyfight.

    • Fandangle

      Yes. It’s not a leak that really hurts anyone, it’s just an industry open-secret. The only thing that could really negatively effect nintendo is if the SDK itself leaked, which could potentially help piracy along a lot. For example people speculate that the only reason Cemu is making leaps and bounds in progress when it usually takes emulator developers years and years to even figure out a console, is because they have an SDK, and that would also explain why they have a closed development.

      Usually they’re incredibly easy to track and it could potentially ruin someone if they actually ended up leaking it. However, this is just some documents, they aren’t really all that informative and sometimes just confusing to the layman, at most we’ll get unimplemented features like the article mentions, and even then they’re not guaranteed to be implemented. They could never be implemented or some features may be removed.

      Other than the information in the article and the fact that the document is more of a guide for developers and not meant for the public, they’re not all that interesting. But if this was something potentially huge I would still one NE to report on it. It’s good to be informed.

  • Reggie

    Well I’m glad that they’re considering/planning it.

  • FIRMWARE

  • SpectralDynamite

    But cloud saves tho…

    • R.Z.

      I’m confused, what is that ?
      Is it when you miraculously stomp a Lakitu when falling into a pit ?

      • Princess_Eevee9

        No it’s the Future where Cloud actually saved Aerith.