Article Updated – Sat 1st Feb, 2020 12:00 GMT: Nintendo’s been drip-feeding us information about Animal Crossing: New Horizons for some time now, and the latest information about this upcoming release comes from its Aussie web page, on the official Nintendo Australia website.
While we already know the game will support up to eight players and four residents simultaneously, a rather sizable chunk of writing at the bottom of this page touches on the finer details about the user limits online and per console. Within this big chunk of text is a special note (as highlighted below). As you can see, you’ll be limited to one island per console, irrespective of the number of user accounts or copies of the game you have.
Of course, as disappointing as this might be to hear, this isn’t exactly new. Past entries have also had limitations like this. For example, the GameCube release restricted four local players to a single town. In the Switch release, you won’t even be able to bypass this restriction with an SD card swap, either, as save data is stored internally (thanks, Games Radar).
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