Electronic Arts has never shied away from releasing its games on any platform as long as there is enough demand. In that light, the publishing giant has made it clear that it is willing to fully back the Nintendo Switch. However, those plans depend solely on how well the new FIFA 18 is able to perform on the hybrid console.
“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,” executive vice president Patrick Söderlund told Edge Magazine in a recent interview. “It’s a full-fledged FIFA game, for the first time to be honest, on a portable device.”
He stated that the company must look from every angle and a “resource standpoint” carries weight. If there are no consumers to greet the product, then it becomes hard to support a platform. Hence, FIFA 18 has been released to test the waters and convince the publisher.
The Nintendo Switch version of FIFA 18 is a port that is missing several of the features found on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. This includes the popular story mode, which was warmly received by the community. In addition, the visual fidelity has been slightly toned down to meet the hardware requirements.
FIFA 18 is scheduled to release for the Nintendo Switch on September 29.