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Animal Crossing New Horizons: beware, the game will no longer be playable from this date

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After 7 years of absence on consoles, the series Animal Crossing was able to know the arrival of a new opus in 2020 with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. A title for which updates followed one another, before being completed by a huge DLC known as Happy Home Paradise. But according to a message from Nintendo, the game has a limited life date.

an expiration date for new horizons

The big playersAnimal Crossing know it, via the console settings, it is possible to change the date and time, impacting the events of the game. So while a summer sun warms your shutters outside, your character can enjoy a wintery day with their feet in the snow. A technique that allows you to catch up on missed events or simply continue to appreciate the benefits of your favorite season and the wildlife associated with it.

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This technique is not well seen by everyone, some purists claiming that it harms the true meaning of the game, according to which it is necessary to accompany one’s game, and therefore one’s character, through the seasons, to live the same events as in real life. Of course, everyone does what they want. Criticized for its lack of content at launch (despite the arrival of terraforming), Animal Crossing: New Horizons was able to take advantage of a multitude of updates as well as a significant DLC.

However, Nintendo has warned fans that the game will no longer benefit from major updates. A final version reached in November 2021, a year and a half after its release. And by manipulating the settings of his console, a player realized that the game had an expiration date. Indeed, once January 1, 2061 has been reached, it is no longer possible to access your part ofAnimal Crossing: New Horizons. A message shared on Reddit in which the game simply asks its owner to change the date of its console to enter a date between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2060.

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You would have understood it, although the game will no longer be accessible after a certain date, players will still be able to access it by tampering with the console settings. Whether your Nintendo Switch will still be able to turn on remains to be seen. Answer in thirty years.

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