All rumors and speculations regarding Mass Effect: Andromeda releasing for the upcoming hybrid console machine, Nintendo Switch, have been eradicated.
Speaking with Stevivor, game producer Michael Gamble confirmed that there are no current plans for a Nintendo Switch version of Mass Effect: Andromeda. He added that the only way for BioWare to even ponder on the idea is if the console sells well and there’s a large demand from owners. Until then, the new Mass Effect is going to stick with the three major platforms.
“We’re not planning on it,” said Gamble on the matter. “If the Switch launches and everyone’s just yammering for Mass Effect, who knows. We never want to close doors like that.”
Mass Effect 3 was released for Wii U. Despite the lackluster response, fans were hoping to see BioWare carry the tradition forward with the new machine as well. As such, all developers have learned a valuable lesson from dealing with Wii U. Everyone will wait and see how well the console sells.
The question of Mass Effect: Andromeda releasing for Nintendo Switch arrives from last year when publishing giant EA indicated plans to release one of its big games on the platform. You can’t go bigger than Mass Effect and hence, many wondered if it was BioWare’s game that EA was teasing.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is scheduled to arrive in Spring 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will feature an enhanced PlayStation 4 Pro version, details of which will arrive later this month or the next. We’ll soon know how large the performance gap will be between the standard and Pro editions.
In the meanwhile, we’re just a week away from the major Nintendo Switch presentation where the company will announce the price point and launch lineup of games. Additionally, the system specifications of the console will also be finally shared with the public. Those will help us better understand as to what possible expectations we can have from the machine.