EA has revealed that FIFA 20 is coming to Switch, but not in the form fans will have been hoping for - and this could be the case moving forward on the console, too.
The company has just lifted the lid on this year's edition of its insanely popular football sim, and while the PS4, Xbox One and PC are getting the full-fat version – complete with a FIFA Street-style Volta Football mode – the Switch is getting a "Legacy Edition".
That means while FIFA 20 on Switch will benefit from updated rosters and kits, it will basically be the same game as FIFA 19 and will lack any new gameplay content, such as the aforementioned Volta mode. Last year's versions of FIFA 19 on the PS3 and Xbox 360 were Legacy Editions.
Those of you will long memories will recall that EA pulled the same trick on the Wii a while back.
Discussing the decision with Eurogamer, FIFA 20 executive producer Aaron McHardy said:
You're gonna get a fresh new look in Switch, with kits and player lists and all of that, but you're not going to be getting Volta or any of the big new features.
When quizzed on whether this is the end of feature parity for Switch players, McHardy added:
I wouldn't say it's the end [of parity], necessarily for Switch, we don't know what the future holds. We're always trying to build Switch to the device, and make it the best we can with the power that's on that device that was given to us, and I think that philosophy will stay true. Where it goes in the future, we don't know.
At the time of writing, it would seem some retailers - such as Game and Amazon - plan to sell the Switch version of FIFA 20 for around £10 less than its PS4 and Xbox One siblings in the UK.