It’s no secret that EA haven’t supported the Nintendo Switch a great deal since release. With heavy hitters such as Mass Effect: Andromeda, Need For Speed: Rivals and Star Wars Battlefront II all giving the Switch a miss, EA has so far only confirmed that FIFA 18 will be coming to the console.
Well, it appears that they’ll look at bringing other games to the Switch if FIFA 18 does well. I actually wouldn’t be too surprised it does exceed their expectations. I’ve played FIFA 18 on Switch and it’s without doubt the best portable version of the game and they way I think a lot of people will prefer playing it.
It feels like a fully-fledged version of the game with the ability to take it anywhere. If FIFA Ultimate Team is executed properly, that’ll draw FIFA obsessed gamers in with the ability to manage their team on the go.
“We believe that we want to be a part of the Switch, and help Nintendo grow that installed base; that’s why you’ll see FIFA, which by the way is really good this year. It’s a full-fledged FIFA game, for the first time to be honest, on a portable device,” said Soderlund.
“But at the same time we have to look at it from a resource standpoint and, at some point, the numbers become a factor. So for us it’s about supporting the platform, building technology for the platform, testing it out with big things like FIFA – and maybe a couple of others, we’ll see – and if they go well, I see no reason why we shouldn’t have as much of our portfolio on that platform as possible.” continued Soderlund.
FIFA 18 releases on the Nintendo Switch on September 29th. It’ll be interesting to see how it fares, as we already know that it’s missing The Journey, but I’m not sure how big of an issue that is.