Electronic Arts VP Believes Studio “Wants To Be a Part of the Switch, and Help Nintendo Grow That Installed Base”

EA wants to help Nintendo grow the Switch.

Nintendo’s Switch console is a hybrid combination between a home console and a handheld, and EA is willing to help Nintendo grow the console’s market as much as they can.

EA’s Executive Vice President, Patrick Söderlund was recently featured in the latest issue of EDGE, via WCCFTech, where he revealed the studio’s good intentions towards Nintendo’s console, mentioning the upcoming iteration of FIFA as an example since it is the first time in the franchise’s history to have a “full-fledged” version on a portable device.

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.

Which EA franchise would you pick to come to Nintendo Switch?