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The Switch version of FIFA 18 doesn’t use Frostbite similar to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. EA did, however, come up with its own custom engine for Nintendo’s console.

Explaining why the team decided against using Frostbite on Switch, developer Andrei Lazarescu noted:

“As much as we would have wanted to (use Frostbite) you can’t without making the whole engine work. We intentionally chose to do a custom engine because we felt that rather and try and get Frostbite running and end up having to downsize things and making it just a smaller, lower-quality version of the PS4 and Xbox One versions, we wanted this to be a FIFA that stands on its own two feet. We want people to recognise it and play it for what it is rather than saying, hey, you’re getting a sh***y, second-rate game. This is a full FIFA that players players will enjoy.”

FIFA 18 should be a smooth experience all around on Switch. In both docked and portable modes, the game will run at 60 frames per second.

Supervising producer Andrei Lazarescu also confirmed that FIFA 18 will feature a 1080p resolution when docked. In portable mode, the game is 720p.

Lazarescu said:

“We spent a lot of time actually understanding what the console is. In dock, what we’re seeing right now, for example, is 1080p run running at 60 frames per second. When you plug out and you play in handheld it’s 720p. We spent a lot of time making sure that transition happens seamlessly and you still get 60 frames per second.”


EA stopped by Nintendo’s Gamescom 2017 live stream event just a few minutes ago to demonstrate FIFA 18 on Switch. Watch the recording in its entirety below.

New FIFA 18 Switch footage

Posted on 3 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 14 Comments | 0 Likes

During the Twitch Gamescom stream earlier today, EA stopped by to show off the Switch version of FIFA 18. Technically, this is the first direct-feed footage we have of the game as opposed to it being off-screen. Check out the gameplay below.

FIFA 18 Gamescom 2017 trailer

Posted on 3 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes

EA prepared a new FIFA 18 trailer for the game’s presence at Gamescom 2017. View the video below.

EA Sports held a FIFA 18 live stream earlier today. The publisher showcased the full feature set for FIFA 18 Ultimate Team, more FUT ICONS, gameplay, and more. EA also briefly showed and talked about the Switch version at the 1:11:00 mark. For the full recording, continue on below.

Nintendo World Report shared another video of FIFA 18 running on Switch. It’s off-screen once again, but audio is now included. See the gameplay below.

Off-screen FIFA 18 Switch footage

Posted on 6 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 14 Comments | 0 Likes

Update: Another video added.

Original: Two videos have surfaced showing some of the first off-screen footage of FIFA 18 on Switch. Both are included below.

Eurogamer caught up with FIFA 18’s Switch producer Andrei Lazaresco yesterday. The discussion was extremely interesting, with Lazaresco commenting on the technology behind the game, why certain modes are missing, confirmed that it runs at 60 frames per second, and much more.

Continue on below to read up on what Lazaresco had to say about FIFA 18 on Switch. You can find Eurogamer’s original piece here.

More off-screen FIFA 18 Switch images

Posted on 6 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in Images, Switch | 1 Comment | 0 Likes

FIFA 18 is playable for the first time at EA Play 2017. With people getting their hands on the game today, new images are being shared. More off-screen photos are attached below.


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