Electronic Arts has had a rocky history with Nintendo since the GameCube, where it pulled out of producing sports games for the system and left Nintendo fans high and dry. Since then, that pattern has repeated with both the Wii and the Wii U. Now at a Credit Suisse 2016 conference in Phoenix, Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore finally opened up about the Nintendo Switch.
First up, Moore confirmed that EA has plans to bring a major game to the Switch, and that EA are “huge fans” of Nintendo and are going to watch with interest the launch of Nintendo’s newest effort.
“Nintendo has always been and will always be a very important partner in this industry. They have some of the best first party development studios in the world, and some of the most valuable intellectual properties in the world. We have announced publicly that we got a partnership with them on their new platform, the Switch, we haven’t talked in detail on what’s that about. You can imagine, as you heard, that a major game will be distributed on that platform.
We’re huge fans. We have a relationship that goes many decades back. They’ve had some difficult times as if recently obviously, but never, ever, ever discount Nintendo in this marketplace, and their ability to leverage their superb game development opportunities. Their intellectual properties, whether it’s Mario, whether it’s Zelda, whether it’s Metroid Prime, we could go on forever about what they can do… obviously Pokémon, we’ve seen more recently.
We’re gonna watch with interest and you can rest assured that EA, just like every major publisher, is in regular conversations with Nintendo.”
You’ll notice Moore didn’t reveal which game we’ll see on the Switch, so right now we’re left to speculate. Could they plan to bring Battlefield 1 or Titanfall 2 to the console? Perhaps Mass Effect: Andromeda because Mass Effect 3 released on the Wii U. Let us know which EA games you’d like to see on the Switch at launch in the comments below.