FIFA 18 Switch producer – custom-built engine, lack of certain modes, 60 FPS, much more
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 20 Comments | 0 Likes
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
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.
Off-screen FIFA 18 Switch screenshot, has AI improvements from FIFA 17
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USgamer got an early look at the Switch version of FIFA 18. The site posted an off-screen screenshot, posted above. USgamer also says that the game has AI improvements from FIFA 17.
First FIFA 18 Switch details – split Joy-Con support, modes, more
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Update: Full announcement added below.
Orignial: EA has finally shared the first details about FIFA 18 on Switch. We have confirmation for split Joy-Con support, modes, and more.
Here’s the full rundown:
EA SPORTS FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch™ is the most immersive, social, and authentic football game ever created for Nintendo players. Feature packed, you can now play the world’s game anytime, anywhere and in unique ways with FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch.
With a variety of controller and display configurations available, as well as split Joy-Con support, FIFA 18 built for Switch offers a responsive and exciting experience – no matter how you play.
Best Buy has posted the boxart for FIFA 18. It should hopefully confirm – once and for all – the sports game’s final name on Switch. How it actually holds up to the PS4 and Xbox One versions remains to be seen.
FIFA on Switch is FIFA 18 after all, launches September 29
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 43 Comments | 0 Likes
Update: This concerning note was found buried in the video:
It’s looking like FIFA 18 on Switch wasn’t made with the Frostbite engine, and at least one mode is missing. We’re hoping that EA hasn’t made a ton of compromises here. FIFA 18’s Switch version is likely more in line with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions as opposed to PS4 and Xbox One.
Original: There’s been some uncertainty as to what FIFA on Switch actually is. EA seems to have finally settled on things, as a new announcement that just went out has the game down as “FIFA 18”.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid C.F. will be appearing as the global cover star of FIFA 18. We also have confirmation that it’s launching on September 29 worldwide.
We’ve included a trailer promoting Ronaldo as FIFA 18’s cover athlete below.
Note: before anyone gets confused, the video above isn’t where we’ve received the information. A press email delivered to us notes that FIFA 18 is “launching worldwide September 29, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 systems.”
Source: EA PR
FIFA for Switch playable at EA Play 2017 next month
Posted on 10 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 10 Comments | 0 Likes
EA won’t have a traditional press conference at E3 this year. That’s in large part because the publisher is hosting its own event dedicated for fans, known as EA Play 2017.
The full lineup for EA Play 2017 was announced today. Interestingly, FIFA on Switch will be playable for the first time (as of now it’s not using the FIFA 18 name by the way).
EA Play 2017 will take place on the following days / times at the Hollywood Palladium:
Saturday June 10 from 4pm – 8pm
Sunday June 11 from 12pm – 6pm
Monday June 12 from 12pm – 5pm
EA Play 2017 will be fully open to the public. Free tickets can be ordered here.
Source: EA PR
FIFA footage from Switch ad not necessarily representative of final game
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 4 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo put up several Japanese Switch ads a few hours ago. One of these included a commercial featuring FIFA 18.
Before we start analyzing what was shown and comparing it to other versions, there is something important to point out. Nintendo briefly included a bit of text saying that the game is still in development, and could be changed before release. That means we may have to wait and see what FIFA 18 truly looks like on Switch.
Thanks to ben for the tip.
Dragon Quest Heroes I-II / FIFA 18 commercials
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Nintendo has uploaded a couple of commercials for Dragon Quest Heroes I-II and FIFA 18. Find them both below.
EA says FIFA for Switch is FIFA 18, reiterates that it’s “custom built”
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 25 Comments | 0 Likes
EA has now officially come out and said that it’s new FIFA title for Switch will indeed be FIFA 18. While that was largely expected, it had only been labeled previously as just “FIFA”.
EA’s chief competitive officer, Peter Moore, told Gamereactor at a FIFA event held in Paris this weekend:
“Well, as we have said, we are custom-building a FIFA version for the Nintendo Switch. It will be FIFA 18, and it will obviously be later this year when FIFA 18 comes out.”
“And I look forward to seeing the Nintendo Switch. we are not far away from its launch and in fact, here in Paris, I was very impressed to see FNAC stores with Nintendo Switch in the windows.”
Gamereactor also asked about FIFA for Switch being a slimmed down version of the game on other platforms in light of rumors that it’ll be closer to the PS3 and Xbox 360 edition. He said in response, “What you have will be a custom built version for the Nintendo Switch from the FIFA development team in Vancouver.”