IGN recently did an E3 2018 interview with Reggie Fils-Aime. There, Reggie talked about the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service and the retro games that the service will offer. According to Reggie, it seems that Nintendo considers Nintendo Switch Online to be the successor of the Virtual Console. Here’s what Reggie said about the matter:
“The Virtual Console successor is Nintendo Switch Online, right? With the mentality that says we’re going to be offering a slate of games, and it’s a slate that’s going to increase over time. For many of these games, there’s going to be additional online capability provided in those games. That’s the vision we have for how to best bring our legacy content to Nintendo Switch.
We do [believe people will subscribe to Switch Online], and I say that because what we’ve laid out is a proposition where, yes you get the competitive play accessibility, you also get the cloud save, and you get access to the legacy content. That’s a fantastic proposition for $20 a year. We believe that it’s not going to be any type of issue for us. In fact, it’s going to enable us to continue offering a varied slate of opportunities from an online experience standpoint.”