“We want to be where the players are,” says EA SVP Mike Blank.
EA have been making a (relatively) greater effort to support the Nintendo Switch with more releases, and it seems the company might be looking to take that further with more game releases down the line, and perhaps even the addition of its services.
Speaking recently to GamesIndustry, EA’s SVP Mike Blank said that the company is considering bringing more games to the Switch, as well as its EA Play subscription services. Blank said that while EA doesn’t have any announcements to make regarding the same just yet, it will continue to support the system.
“There are amazing games on that platform and we foresee bringing more games to the Switch over time,” he said. “And I think if there are opportunities for us to bring our subscription there and bring an even larger portfolio to the Switch, we will do so. We’re always exploring this with our platform partners, whether that be Switch or Steam or Epic or Xbox or Sony. We want to be where the players are. So while I have nothing to announce here, I would anticipate that we’ll continue to bring more games and more great experiences to Switch.”
Apex Legends is confirmed to be coming to the Switch, while EA Originals title Lost in Random will also be releasing in 2021. Meanwhile, rumours have suggested that Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and the rumoured Need for Seed: Hot Pursuit remaster will be coming to the Switch as well.
As far as EA Play is concerned, the subscription service is available on PS4, Xbox One, and even Steam, (and will be added to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free soon), so it makes sense that EA is considering bringing it over to the Switch as well.