EA’s on-off relationship with Nintendo platforms has been quite a rollercoaster ride over the years. Past talk of unprecedented partnerships has given way to almost total apathy, although very recently the company has gone on the charm offensive to assure Switch owners that it is still keen to bring its best games to the system.
However, it would seem that the recently-announced Need For Speed Heat isn’t one such game. Confirmed for release on the PS4, Xbox One and PC, this open-world street racer will include the usual raft of vehicles, illegal racing events and (of course) microtransactions.
Kevin Johnson, Community Engagement Specialist for EA, was asked by Daily Gaming Report about the chances of NFS Heat making its way to Switch, and the reply was predictable, if nothing else:
Thanks for the question, we currently have no plans to release NFS Heat on any other platforms other than what we’ve already announced.
It’s perhaps not all that shocking that EA has decided against bringing the title to Switch, but you do have to wonder what its strategy is with the console. Would you liked to have seen the latest NFS title on your hybrid system, or, as has been previously claimed, will you simply play it on another platform?