Electronic Arts Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore has talked at the Credit Suisse 2016 Annual Technology Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, about a number of things including the company’s relationship with Nintendo. Moore says that they’re huge fans of Nintendo and have a game in development for the upcoming Nintendo Switch platform. It would seem as though EA is taking a wait and see approach with the platform coming off the back of the Wii U.
“Nintendo has always been and will always be a very important partner in this industry. They have some of the best first party development studios in the world, and some of the most valuable intellectual properties in the world. We have announced publicly that we got a partnership with them on their new platform, the Switch, we haven’t talked in detail on what’s that about. You can imagine, as you heard, that a major game will be distributed on that platform.
We’re huge fans. We have a relationship that goes many decades back. They’ve had some difficult times as if recently obviously, but never, ever, ever discount Nintendo in this marketplace, and their ability to leverage their superb game development opportunities. Their intellectual properties, whether it’s Mario, whether it’s Zelda, whether it’s Metroid Prime, we could go on forever about what they can do… obviously Pokémon, we’ve seen more recently.
We’re gonna watch with interest and you can rest assured that EA, just like every major publisher, is in regular conversations with Nintendo.”