EA has said that the performance of FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch and ‘maybe a couple of other’ titles will determine how much it’ll support the console. In the latest issue of Edge magazine, EA worldwide studios vice president Erik Soderlund says that, ‘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’. Which is good news, we didn’t want a bad FIFA after all.
Soderlund said that he’s a ‘gigantic Nintendo fanboy’, and that Nintendo was responsible for getting him into the industry. He went on to say that EA are looking at the Switch from a resource point of view, and, depending on how the console continues to sell, it will make a judgement on what games to bring to the platform. ‘If they go well, I see no reason why we shouldn’t have as much of our portfolio on that platform as possible. I hope we get there, that would be my personal ambition’ said Soderlund in closing.
There were no further details on what games the ‘couple of others’ comment referred to, but I expect we’ll find out more in the coming months. You can read the full interview in this month's Edge magazine.
FIFA 18 will release worldwide on September 29 for PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.