While EA didn't have anything to show at the Nintendo Switch presentation, the fact that Vice President of EA Worldwide Studios Patrick Söderlund was on-stage showed that it considers the platform to be of some importance. It's also bringing one of its biggest brands - FIFA - to the machine this year; a game that Söderlund claims will be "the most immersive, social, and authentic sports game ever created for Nintendo players."
However, given the power gap which exists between Switch and rival machines like the PS4 and Xbox One, there is some doubt over how the Nintendo version will stack up against the competition. According to Eurogamer's Tom Phillips, we may be getting a version based on the last-gen outings for PS3 and Xbox 360:
This particular tweet attracted the attention of EA's Peter Moore, who responded with this rebuttal:
Is there any chance that the Switch version of the game will have parity with the PS4 and Xbox One editions, or will Nintendo fans have to make do with a technically outdated release which is missing key features, but has "custom built" additions which make use of the platform's unique talents? If so, does it make a massive difference? Check out this comparison between the PS3 and PS4 versions of FIFA 17 and draw your own conclusions:
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