FIFA 18 will be the first game from Electronic Arts on Nintendo Switch. Speaking to EDGE, executive vice president Patrick Söderlund stated that the company wants to support the Nintendo Switch, but that the performance of FIFA 18 on the console and "maybe a couple of other" titles will determine how much support the console will get from EA.
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.
FIFA 18 releases on the 29th of September on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and Switch.