Rumor: Nintendo Working On Achievement/Trophy System For Nintendo Switch

While not much has been revealed about Nintendo’s upcoming online subscription service, the Big N may be working on an achievement/trophy system for the Nintendo Switch if recent comments from developers of Lichtspeer are to be believed.
During a Reddit AMA, the team behind Lichtspeer, which is currently available on Switch, were asked about whether the game supported online rankings; in the reply, team member Tom indicated that they were hoping to add rankings “along the way”, also dropping this intriguing comment:
“Nintendo doesn’t have an official support for Achievements and Leaderboards, like Sony or Microsoft, but we know that they’re working on it.”
When pressed further for clarification of his comment, Tom responded with a guilty “Oops” before adding that he thinks Nintendo “hinted it a few times”.
If these devs are to be believed then Nintendo is working away behind the scenes on some kind of Achievement system for the Nintendo Switch. As always, take this news with a hefty grain of salt as Nintendo has, so far, made no official comment on these claims.
Lichtspeer launched on Switch as Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition earlier this month.
What do you think of this announcement? Does Nintendo need an achievement/trophy system to stay competitive with the other consoles? Let us know in the comments.

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Damien Chambers

Before I became a Geek Under Grace I was a student of Journalism and have always aspired to write for a gaming and geek culture publication. I am truly blessed to have found an outlet to reach not only thousands of fans, but those who may not have yet found Christ. My favorite genre of games is third-person/sandbox games. I like the freedom that they allow both in gameplay and in scale and they just seem less bland and limited than more linear titles. I still have a soft spot for RPG games but I now enjoy JRPGs far less than I did as a child because they are still basically the exact same as they always were, with a few exceptions of course. I also enjoy playing more tactical third-person multiplayer shooters or first-person shooters that try to shake things up. I absolutely hate games based on WWII or Vietnam as those settings and those types of gameplay have been done to death. Though I am not opposed to a future Assassin's Creed title being set during one of these wars. I also typically tend to stay away from MOBA's as they are notorious for abusive, and generally unsavory online communities. My favorite game of all time is Chrono Trigger, which ironically enough is a JRPG but its one that I consider untouchable in quality. The runner-up for my favorite game of all time would be Star Fox 64.

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