Soon after the Super Mario Maker 2-themed Nintendo Direct, it was reported that online play would only be delegated to strangers. Nintendo’s reasoning was that they supposedly didn’t want their online leaderboards to be compromised.
Fans didn’t take too well to this news, causing an uproar on social media and anywhere else they could vent their frustrations. Nintendo listened, and now it seems they’re changing course.
Based on a tweet from the official Nintendo of America Twitter, it’s stated that Takashi Tezuka, the producer of Super Mario Maker 2, directly announced that online play with friends would be coming in a “future update.”
The tweet can be found below:
Mr. Tezuka has confirmed that the ability to play online multiplayer with friends is coming to #SuperMarioMaker2 in a future update. Stay tuned for more information to come. https://t.co/oxGuEcJ8Om pic.twitter.com/1AfK1vEGIe
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 11, 2019
With that, fans have some hope for the inclusion of friendly free-for-alls during Super Mario Maker 2. What remains to be seen are details such as when the update will take place and what restrictions could pop up with it. One thing most can be sure of is that Nintendo was aware of the negative feedback and scrambled to whip something up.
Super Mario Maker 2 is set to release on June 28th. To see its latest Direct in full, click here.