In one of Rocket League for Nintendo Switch’s recent updates, a feature called “Link Nintendo Account” was added, but it was non-functional. In the description of the menu option, the feature supposedly links the user’s Nintendo Account to Twitch—invariably, the Internet began buzzing with speculation. Would native Twitch streaming be coming to Nintendo Switch?
Today, it appears that speculation might be soon turning into reality. On a whim, I loaded up Rocket League on Switch and decided to try to link my Nintendo Account…and it worked.
.@wario64 I was just playing Rocket League on Switch and decided to try the "Link Nintendo Account" to Twitch option in a whim…and it worked. But on my Nintendo Account, it doesn't say anything about Twitch. Not sure if this means anything, but it's curious. pic.twitter.com/Gts8gcagbg
— Nick Chevalier (@NickChevalier) May 5, 2018
Once linked, the game shows up on the user’s Nintendo Account under “services authorized to receive this account’s information,” and no mention of Twitch is made here. However, Twitch is still in the description of the menu option within Rocket League. This could mean nothing, but it could also point to native Twitch streaming (or some kind of Twitch integration) on Nintendo Switch in a future update.
Granted, this is still only speculation at this point, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Stay tuned for further developments on this story.