In a recent conference call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson was asked at the possibility of bringing more EA titles to the Nintendo Switch. In particular, he was asked the possibility of The Sims 4 heading to the portable platform. Wilson disagreed. He cited the main reason is EA customers want to play their games on PS4, Xbox One, or a PC. Here is what he had to say:
“Any time we’re evaluating platform conversations we’re really looking at a couple of things,” said Wilson. “One, does the game really fit the profile of that platform in terms of the control or the community ecosystem? Two, do we think the community playing on that platform would appreciate the game and go there, or would they prefer to play it somewhere else?
“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.”
Only five EA games are currently on the Nintendo console. Three of which are FIFA games. EA Originals titles Unravel Two and Fe are also available. Wilson didn’t rule out the possibility of The Sims coming to the Switch in the future, but at this stage, it seems unlikely – there is hope at least!
What EA games would you want to play on the Nintendo Switch? Apex Legends on the go anyone? Let us know in the comments below.
For more on EA and Nintendo Switch, check out the all the details for the new Nintendo Switch Lite, and ‘Need for Speed Heat‘, the heavily rumored Need for Speed set to release later this year.
Full-time student from Birmingham, England. All round gaming nerd, who wants to write about it for a living! Reach out on Twitter @CallumJ2709