EA’s games will show up on any platform where there are consumers, and the Nintendo Switch is no different.
But in order for the publisher to release more games, it first needs to test the waters with releases like the upcoming FIFA 18 port, the success of which will dictate future support for the console.
That’s according to EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund, who told Edge magazine in the upcoming issue (via Nintendo Everything) that EA wants to be part of the Switch.
“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 Söderlund.
“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.”
Although FIFA 18 is looking like the best portable FIFA, it’s still missing several of the features found in the PS4 and Xbox One versions, such as the Journey story mode. We’ll have to wait and see how well it’s received when it launches on September 29.