One topic that always comes up whenever Nintendo releases a new console is what kind of third party support it will receive. After officially revealing the upcoming Switch, Nintendo released a long, impressive list of developers and publishers who were working on games for the new portable/home console hybrid. One publisher on the list was EA, whose CFO, Blake Jorgensen, recently spoke at the UBS Global Technology Conference and the topic of Switch came up.
“In terms of Nintendo, in their announcement they announced that we’ll be supporting with a game or two on that new platform,” Jorgensen explained. “We haven’t yet announced what game, but you should assume that it’s one of our bigger games we’ve been involved with.”
However, the publisher is not yet ready to go all in on Switch. Jorgensen went on to advise, “can’t yet predict how broad it’s going to be, and will people be interested in a portable device alongside their regular portable device that they have.”
While this might seem somewhat disheartening, one can’t really blame EA; the company brought solid ports of Mass Effect 3, Need for Speed Most Wanted, and several sports games to Wii U before ending support due to the console’s lagging sales. Not surprisingly, EA wants to make sure Switch will have a large enough user base to justify greater investment. As for the games in question, EA has Mass Effect Andromeda coming out next year and recently released new entries in the Battlefield and Titanfall franchises. Of course, the company also has a large stable of sports games that see annual releases, so any of those might be possibilities as well.