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Nintendo Switch – EA Jumps on Board With “Big Game”

written by Jason Marcano November 15, 2016

Nintendo has vowed to remain silent on the subject of the Nintendo Switch, but that hasn’t stop developers like Electronic Arts from expressing their thoughts on the console. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen spoke at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco about the companies future with the big N. While avoiding specifics, Jorgensen mentioned that “a game or two” would be coming to the Switch.

“We haven’t yet announced what game, but you should assume that it’s one of our bigger games. We’re excited for Nintendo.”

The above quote certainly piques my interest in the Nintendo Switch.  Games like Battlefield 1, Titan Fall, and Fifa would all be considered “bigger” titles. EA’s sports games would also be ideal candidates, allowing for quick on the go matches between friends.

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Whatever games EA is going to bring to the Switch, the fact that they’re supporting Nintendo this time around is bigger news here. Wii U support from EA, from most 3rd parties, was minimal at best. Companies like Capcom, Atlus, Konami, and many others are also expressing interest in developing for Nintendo’s Switch. The backing of all these AAA developers is making the Switch seem more and more like a “real” console.

While all these different publishers and developers getting on board with Nintendo and their Switch is a good thing, Jorgensen remains cautiously optimistic: “It’s an interesting device. But I can’t yet predict how broad it’s going to be. Will people be interested in a portable device alongside their regular portable device that they have today?” Certainly a valid question.

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Guess we’ll have to wait until January 12th when Nintendo plans on giving us all the info on the Switch. Well, other than the fact that the new Zelda game won’t be a launch title. Oh, and there is that little rumor going around about it’s price. $249USD—Where do I pre-order?

Geeks what do you think? Is the 3rd party support going to be enough to bring the Nintendo Switch on par with the PS4 and Xbox One? What games would you want to see ported to the Nintendo Switch most? Sound off in the comments below about all things Switch!

*Images not of actual games on Switch


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