EA has pledged their support for the Nintendo Switch with the next entry in the popular FIFA franchise but haven’t yet fully committed to supporting the system. In a recent interview with EDGE magazine Electronic Arts Worldwide Studios executive vice president Patrick Söderlund has revealed that he was initially puzzled by the platform but has since concluded that it’s a very special machine. Hopefully this means more games from EA in the near future.
“It’s doing really well, which I love. But I’ll be honest, when they first showed it to me years ago, I didn’t get the concept, I was puzzled by it. But then I was like, it’s Nintendo. They probably understand something that I don’t [laughs]. They usually do. I have a four-year old son and it’s like it’s connected to him. He will use it as a portable machine, he will plug it into the TV, but more importantly, he uses it like, ‘Do you want to play with me?’ Then he takes off the Joy-Con and we play Mario Kart together. He’s using it as intended, which just tells me that it’s working right. I think it’s a pretty special machine because it’s not just more of the same. I looked at it and thought, why would you play on that instead of this? But now it’s crystal clear to me why. That’s the Switch.”