EA: “We are absolutely looking at more Switch games in our portfolio”
EA says it is “absolutely looking at more Switch games in our portfolio”. That’s according to chief studios officer Laura Miele, who spoke about plans for the system in the latest issue of Game Informer.
When asked about Switch and whether the company is reconsidering its investment there, Miele said:
“Yes. We invested with FIFA. We had good success there. I love that we have such a great global reach and global presence on that platform with that game. We are absolutely looking at more Switch games in our portfolio, so more to come on that. We’re not going to announce anything as of yet. But it is absolutely a platform we’re looking at for some of our more successful games.”
This news is somewhat surprising given recent comments from EA CEO Andrew Wilson. During an investor call late last month, Wilson didn’t seem overly enthusiastic about supporting Switch when asked if The Sims would make an appearance on the platform. He noted at the time: “We have a lot of data that would suggest a great many Switch owners also own a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One or a PC and very often choose to play the games that we make on those platforms even though they have a Switch and they enjoy a lot of great content on the Switch.”
Aside from FIFA, the only other games EA has published on Switch are Unravel Two and Fe.