Per Nintendo’s original vision, the online modes would only allow users to play with strangers, not their friends. It was a decision many were disappointed with. However, it appears Nintendo heard players’ concerns and will amend this through an update that will come after the game launches. Game director Takashi Tezuka addressed the news on Tuesday during an E3 stream with the Nintendo Treehouse:
Mr. Tezuka has confirmed that the ability to play online multiplayer with friends is coming to #SuperMarioMaker2 in a future update. Stay tuned for more information to come. https://t.co/oxGuEcJ8Om pic.twitter.com/1AfK1vEGIe
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 11, 2019
Super Mario Maker 2 is slated to arrive on June 28. It’s currently unknown when this update will release, but it’s nice Nintendo was willing to respond to feedback and course correct Maker 2‘s online component.