In September 2018, <em>Nintendo<\/em> announced that <em>Animal Crossing<\/em> would be making its way to the <em>Switch<\/em>. Fans of the game were understandably excited about Animal Crossing finally joining the Switch family. At <em>E3 2019 Nintendo<\/em> confirmed that<em> Animal Crossing: New Horizons<\/em> has a release date set for <em>March 20, 2020.<\/em> While waiting almost an entire year seems like agony, there are already new details about the new <em>Animal Crossing<\/em> being released. One of those details is that the game will not support cloud saves.\r\n\r\nThroughout all of its years, there have been quite a few known ways for players to get ahead in the game. One of these tricks is time traveling. Whether you missed out on an in-game holiday you want to go back and experience or you simply want some more fish to catch, time-traveling has come in handy for <em>Animal Crossing<\/em> players for years and could usually be done by simply changing the in-game clock.\r\n\r\nThis workaround will no longer be available on the <em>Nintendo Switch<\/em> version of <em>Animal Crossing<\/em> as the game will not be compatible with cloud saves. Cloud backup is an included feature in <em>Nintendo Switch Online<\/em> which gives players peace of mind knowing that their progress is safe. Most games have the ability to be used with cloud saves, however, there are a few that don\u2019t. Adding onto that list is <em>Animal Crossing.\u00a0<\/em>\r\n\r\n<em>Nintendo Deputy General Manager<\/em> and producer of<em> Animal Crossing, Higashi\u00a0Nogami\u00a0<\/em>shared in an interview with the French gaming website\u00a0Gamekult\u00a0that the decision not to include\u00a0saves in <em>Animal Crossing: New Horizons<\/em> was to prevent time manipulation.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/QsrB6v_hvg0\r\n\r\nThis decision has left a lot of <em>Switch<\/em> owners and <em>Animal Crossing<\/em> players conflicted. If you\u2019ve played <em>Animal Crossing<\/em> at some point in your life, you\u2019re aware that without using time-traveling, <em>Animal Crossing<\/em> is a game that happens in real-time.\r\n\r\nMeaning that holidays, seasons and events occurring in the game happen just as they do in the real world, a few times, or even only once a year. If someone had a lot of progress in <em>Animal Crossing<\/em> and then something happened to their <em>Nintendo Switch, <\/em>or if a new model is released down the line and they cannot transfer their game data, they\u2019d understandably upset about it.\r\n\r\nOn the other hand, not including cloud save services with <em>Animal Crossing<\/em> means that players will have to play the game as its meant to be played and enjoy it as it\u2019s meant to be enjoyed.