As much as some people disagree with EA, they do have a bunch of awesome IPs, such as Sims, Titanfall, Star Wars Battlefront, Need for Speed, and Battlefield, they’re even releasing a brand new IP, Anthem, which looks absolutely incredible. You may notice however that there hasn’t been a lot of EA love for Nintendo in recent years, though this could all change with the Nintendo Switch.
Vice President, Patrick Söderlund, recently spoke with EDGE magazine about Nintendo’s hot new platform, and mentioned how he wants to help the Switch library to grow. Unfortunately, it seems EA plan to take their Switch releases hostage and also states that depending on how well FIFA 8 sells on the Switch will affect the games they release for the console.
Check out the full quote after the break!
I’ve made people repeatedly, publicly aware that I’m a gigantic Nintendo fanboy. Nintendo was what got me into this industry in the first place. I take my Switch with me everywhere.
What I will say is, we will appear on any platform where there are consumers, and players. 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.
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. I hope we get there, that would be my personal ambition.
What do you think of EA’s supposed strategy? Is it a smart move, or are they just being dicks? Tell us your views below, our favourite comments will be published in September’s NintyLetter!
SOURCE – EDGE Magazine (via Nintendo Insider)