While 2K seems to be going in with their franchises like WWE and NBA 2K, EA has been a bit more hesitant with the Nintendo Switch. Aside from FIFA which has been announced for the console, nothing else has been muttered for the Nintendo Switch, not even Madden which would probably make a lot of sense.
In a recent interview with Electronic Arts Worldwide Studios executive Vice President Patrick Soderlund, he spoke about EA and the Nintendo Switch in detail:
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.