Quick Answer: Is Animal Crossing New Horizons Real Time?

Gameplay.

As in previous installments in the Animal Crossing series, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a nonlinear life simulation game played in real-time.

Players can collect different items to use as decorations within the game.

Is Animal Crossing in real time?

Animal Crossing happens in real time. If your 3DS is set to December 16th, 3PM, that is the exact date and time in the game world, too. It still won’t become a game you can play into the wee hours of the night, though—it’s just not that type of game.

When can I play Animal Crossing New Horizons?

However, Nintendo does make it clear that “some third-party titles are not available until 12 PM PT” on the day the game is supposed to come out. Being a first-party game, however, we can expect New Horizons to be available at 9 PM PT on Thursday, March 19.

Can you speed up time in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch plays in real time, meaning that a day in the game is as long as a day in real life. If you want to speed up your progress, you can time travel. Select “Date and Time,” and turn off the setting that says “Synchronize Clock via Internet.”

What is the point of Animal Crossing New Horizons?

The primary driver of New Horizons is to go out and earn money to pay off that debt, by collecting bugs, foraging for salable goods, building equipment, tending a garden, or whatever else you might find that you enjoy. Like previous Animal Crossing games, New Horizons is primarily about setting your own goals.