We found out some more information about the Nintendo Switch version of FIFA 18 last night and some fans were left slightly disappointed to find out that the extensive The Journey mode had been left out on Nintendo’s current console. Eurogamer caught up with producer Andrei Lazaresco to find out why this all-important mode is missing from the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Lazaresco explained that The Journey mode uses the Frostbite engine and the Nintendo Switch version isn’t running on that engine but instead uses a custom-built one.
“The Journey is powered by Frostbite. When we looked at the platform and its unique features, we made the choice of custom-building the game.”
“It’s not that you can’t get Frostbite on it. It’s just that we felt this custom-built engine would build the better experience.”
“I would definitely not get hung up on the fact it doesn’t have The Journey,” Lazaresco said. “I would take this as a completely different FIFA experience on a completely different platform.”