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Nintendo changes Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct wording on "one time" save data recovery, now says "more details" on save data recovery are coming

Hope for a policy change?

One of the biggest sticking points coming out of Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct was the mention of save data recovery. The Direct featured a blurb that said "Switch Online members can only have save data recovered one time due to loss or damage of system." That riled up a ton of people, many of which didn't want to worry about potentially losing their game data if more than one unfortunate circumstance hit them.

Well, while we're not sure of the reason, Nintendo has now changed that segment of the Direct. If you go watch the current upload of the Direct on Nintendo's YouTube channel, you can see the language in that section has changed. It now says, "More details on save data recovery functionality will be shared at a future date." Does this mean Nintendo is reconsidering their stance, or are they just trying to hush the naysayers for the time being?

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Does this mean Nintendo is reconsidering their stance, or are they just trying to hush the naysayers for the time being?

I’m actually leaning towards the latter. They are adamant to protect their digital furniture collector from cheaters.

Highly doubt it's a policy change in more that One Time is very Finite like what if someones really unlucky and has to transfer twice. Theyd be sol so I think Nintendo realized with the Switch Pro possibly coming maybe people would be pissed if they transfer to Pro and for some reason that breaks or now stolen and all their progress is gone.

It's impressive how fast Nintendo responds to negative press/fan reaction these days.

It could be an error on their side who really knows? Personally, I didn't think Nintendo would be that foolish to only allow data backup for once because no corporate does that.

I understand that they want to eliminate or minimize hacking/cheating and possibly ruining other people's save data. But I feel like the steps they are taking are the least consumer friendly. I'm sure there are solutions to this problem but they probably just aren't as easy to implement this late in development.

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