The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack boasted the ability to play Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis in multiplayer mode. For some, playing games like Mario Kart 64 with friends online has been a big attraction, as the multiplayer feature is what made consoles like the Nintendo 64 so popular.
However, more and more Expansion Pack users are facing a huge problem: input delays. This means that players witness a delay between pressing a button and performing a certain action, such as jumping. The following video shows how this can be seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The link jumps only a significant time after pressing the buttons.
Pay attention to the flash warning caused by the video being recorded at 240 frames per second.
While this may be tolerable for a single player to some extent, a multi-player delay not only affects your entries in relation to the actions performed, but also the sound. Some users posted videos of their experiences on Twitter, where the game was essentially moving at the same pace as the slide show. The sound distortion was also very serious.
Clearly, the Nintendo Switch is struggling with more people playing games online. The Nintendo 64 is known to be hard to emulate, so many didn’t expect perfection, but users expected Nintendo to do more stress testing before presenting its service to the general public. We will be sure to let you know when bug patches become available.
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There is a reason why the Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles in the last two years. Its sleek design, versatility and seemingly endless pool of exciting games make it a great choice for players of all ages.
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