You can’t deny that EA’s support for the Wii U wasn’t all that solid; taking a quick look at the games they currently offer – Need For Speed and Mass Effect are really the only ones apparent. It’s good news though, as EA’s executive vice president Patrick Soderlund recently spoke to IGN about why they’re supporting the Nintendo Switch:
“We’ve been with Nintendo for a very long time,” Soderlund told IGN. “I’ve been a Nintendo fanboy since I grew up. Nintendo is the reason I got into gaming.
“What I like about Nintendo is that they come to the table with a slightly different approach,” Soderlund explained.
“They’ve done that in the past to great success, and sometimes not so much, but I think unless you’re willing to think about something unconventional, it’s going to be hard to break ground.”
“Nintendo forces us to think differently,” he continued, adding that Switch “challenges conventions,” and, “as game makers, makes us think about the platform in a different way.”
He also went on to explain why they’re bringing one of their biggest franchises to the platform, Fifa:
“It’s our biggest brand,” he said. “It’s the brand that spans across the most markets. It’s the brand that spans the biggest age demographic. It’s a mass market proposition. It’s a game a lot of people want to play.”.