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Nintendo Switch Is Getting FIFA 18

by Matthew Kato on Feb 07, 2017 at 04:32 AM

When EA announced that it is bringing the FIFA franchise to the Nintendo Switch this year, the fact that Patrick Söderlund, executive vice president at EA, simply called it "EA Sports FIFA on Nintendo Switch" was conspicuous. Gamers wondered if the "custom-built" title would be the same as the ones set to appear on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Recently, EA chief competition officer Peter Moore, shed a sliver of additional light on the Switch product by calling it "FIFA 18."

"Well, as we have said, we are custom-building a FIFA version for the Nintendo Switch," Moore told Gamereactor at a Paris event. "It will be FIFA 18, and it will obviously be later this year when FIFA 18 comes out."

EA's nomenclature gives the impression that the Switch version will be in line with the others. Gamereactor specifically asked Moore whether FIFA 18 on Switch has the same feature set as those on the PS4 and Xbox One, but he only reiterated that FIFA 18 on Switch was custom. The company has not announced any features for any of the versions of FIFA 18, other than that The Journey story mode would return.

Moore's comment also implies that the Switch edition of the game will come out at the same time as the others (traditionally in September), but that is also inference.

[Source: Gamereactor]


Our Take
This is a reassuring step, but I still would like to see the game's full feature set to know it's not lagging behind the other versions.