UK gaming publication EDGE magazine recently caught up with Electronic Arts Worldwide Studios executive vice president Patrick Söderlund. The magazine talked with him at length about Nintendo’s latest video game platform the Nintendo Switch and tried to find out whether the company has more games planned for the system. Söderlund says he would love to bring other titles in their portfolio to the platform and they are working on a couple, but they want to see how FIFA 18 does. Here’s what he had to say:
“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,” Söderlund enthused to EDGE in their October issue, when asked why EA seems more wary of new technology that it isn’t sure about.
“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.”