There's been plenty of speculation regarding the upcoming FIFA 18 on Switch. We already know that it's not using the Frostbite Engine like the PS4 and Xbox One versions, but a custom engine designed specifically for Nintendo's console.
Footage shown so far appears to suggest that in term of visual fidelity, it sits somewhere in-between the last and current generations of hardware, but for most FIFA fans, the frame rate is of more importance as stutters and drops can impact the flow of the game.
The good news from Gamescom 2017 is that FIFA 18 runs at 60fps in both docked and portable modes. When docked, the game is output at 1080p, while in handheld it's 720p (obviously).
Speaking at Gamescom 2017, supervising producer Andrei 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.
That's really good news for FIFA players; maintaining that silky-smooth frame rate was always going to be a challenge but it looks as if EA is taking this port very seriously.
Has this news increased your interest in the game, or have you made up your mind already?