Nintendo will unleash its new Miiverse hub next week. According to an official post by Nintendo’s Erika, the redesign will arrive for all of the social network’s users on Wednesday, July 29. If you’ve got any last well wishes or drawings tucked up your sleeve, perhaps post them to your activity feed as a reminder to all of your followers and friends. As of next week, users will no longer be able to post in their activity feeds and are only able to view them as part of light-hearted nostalgia.
As we detailed in a previous post, all Miiverse users will now be under a comment and posting restriction, only allowing up to a combined 30 in one day. Given the considerable backlash from fans, Erika stated the company’s reasons earlier this week as to why such restrictions were put in place for the community, and said:
“Over time, some people have started using Miiverse for other things, such as long chats that are not strictly game-related. These posts would prevent others from enjoying their favourite communities to the fullest. In order to keep Miiverse game-centred for you, we decided to redesign Miiverse, which includes introducing the posting limitation.”
It’s clear Nintendo want to freshen Miiverse with the redesign, offering up a new play journal which allows users to directly open Miiverse and log their thoughts while playing a game. But the sheer amount of complaints tells a different story among fans.