Is the Nintendo Switch getting an Achievements system?

One feature that is found in consoles like the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One but which sadly cannot be found in the Nintendo Switch is an Achievements/Trophies system that chronicles a player’s various accolades across various games. However, according to one indie developer, that will apparently be changing soon.

During a recent Reddit AMA, the indie development team behind the upcoming Nintendo Switch title Lichtspeer inadvertently let slip the following statement in response to a question about whether or not Lichtspeer would have some sort of online rankings system:

"Nintendo doesn't have an official support for Achievements and Leaderboards, like Sony or Microsoft, but we know that they're working on it."

It should be noted that, as of the time of this writing, Nintendo has offered no official comment on whether or not the Switch will be getting any sort of Achievement system, which means that, technically, the Lichtspeer team’s comment isn’t technically false. However, Switch owners shouldn’t go ahead and assume it’s true either, at least not until Nintendo releases a statement of its own.