Ahead of the England v Italy Euro final today, EA has dropped its official reveal trailer for FIFA 22. The cover star this year will be PSG player Kylian Mbappé and the game launches on 1st October this year.
While there's no mention of a Nintendo Switch release in the main trailer, an official press release has confirmed FIFA 22 on this particular system will be another Legacy Edition.
While no further details have been revealed at this stage, the Legacy Edition of the game means it's running on the existing engine (designed for Switch), rather than the next-generation one and there'll likely be no new modes or gameplay innovations.
It's essentially just the latest kits and squads added to the game. On the plus side, it likely won't cost as much. More details soon...
At this point I would rather they just don't bother instead of releasing a gimped version, it's almost insulting to players on Switch.
@Dpishere worst part is people are obviously buying it though. Hence why they keep giving us this trash. Just one year of no one buying it and EA might finally reassess.
What is so hard about including volta football? Seriously
@Dpishere it seems it won’t be full price at least though. But I will only buy it at a deep discount when it’s like 15 or 20 dollars. DIGITAL ONLY. Such a game like FIFA legacy edition and FIFA in general doesn’t deserve to have a physical copy at all.
I would rather just play the proper version on stadia instead
@Dpishere Dat easy Switch cash tho...... From people who don't care or know no better.
Oh just fudge off EA.
The thing that really annoys me though is that Konami don't capitalise by releasing decent PES games on Switch.
EA can honestly keep their garbage.
@Scapetti apparently that is built with the frostbite engine and EA hasn’t managed to do that with FIFA yet on switch. Yes frostbite is supported on switch but fifa 22 is aiming for realism on ps5, Xbox series X, Xbox series S, and stadia. It’s called hypermotion and that is practically impossible to be on switch.
It’s only a matter of time that the Xbox one and PS4 get treated to a legacy edition
In fairness the Switch is now 2 hardware generations behind, why do people expect the latest AAA releases on a handheld?
Until Nintendo decide to match the competition in terms of power (which is never going to happen) we will be stuck with old ports and "legacy" editions
@BionicDodo we can only hope on July 22 that we get PES 22 on switch.
They are switching to Unreal Engine too which shouldn’t be too hard on switch
@Mr-Fuggles777 I was honestly not surprised at this at all too.
I will buy this only at a discounted price of 15 or 20 dollars. But it seems EA won’t be charging it full price this time. Best Buy listed it as 40 dollars.
Also they are using hypermotion technology which is practically impossible on switch and even Xbox one and PS4
Once again, treat it as merchandise and not a game. It doesn't deserve to be called one.
Hoping release pes 2022 on switch, this way the EA starts to look by other eyes to the fifa
@Ricgms03 as Mr Fuggles said, the switch just isn’t powerful enough to handle all this new technology in fifa. Since Nintendo isn’t gonna match the power of an Xbox or PS, we are gonna keep getting legacy editions of games.
This isn’t too surprising too be honest.
We can only hope for PES 22 for switch. It uses unreal engine so maybe there is a chance
All the time people keep paying for these lazy ports, EA won't bother giving us anything else.
This looks even worse in hindsight considering we now know Switch is actually capable of running Frostbite games because of PvZ and they're still using Ignite for the Switch versions of FIFA games
@TheFrenchiestFry no it really isn’t.
I am guessing the frostbite engine on switch is only gonna be used for games with animated visuals. Also if you look at the EA is doing with FIFA 22, it’s kind of understandable why it’s a legacy edition. Hypermotion technology???? Impossible on switch.
So yeah. I don’t think the switch can handle frostbite games with realistic visuals. It’s why battlefield and other games were left out. It’s only games with animated visuals
The Ignite engine honestly looks and feels ancient with extremely janky animations and some models that look like they were ripped straight from an N64 game.
It’s irritating that they don’t even add extremely basic Quality of Life features such as suggested subs, where the game (on other platforms) lets you make a sub on a suggested tired player at the press of a button mid-match, rather than pausing the game and manually doing so.
It genuinely feels like an insult to a large and valuable install base with no effort whatsoever. The Switch has its hardware limitations definitely, but it can handle much more than this and much smoother animations (just look at NBA 2K’s almost identical graphics and modes to PS4 besides framerate). They never tried to create a simulation which uses all of the hardware power on offer. it was just pure laziness of them to call FIFA’s engine a “custom build” on Switch, when it is identical to the dated Xbox 360 and PS3 versions they stopped releasing a few years ago.
The Frostbite engine is now on Switch too with PvZ and no attempt was made to use an engine that another developer optimised for the FIFA team. So many missing modes and features with just these poor and overpriced roster updates now. It’s a joke and sums up EA perfectly.
@anoyonmus Hypermotion is also exclusive to next gen. The PS4 and Xbox One versions are probably just using Frostbite like they always have. It might be more taxing to get it to work on Switch but they clearly cut corners for PvZ and that's a full fat game using the same engine that PS4/Xbox One use. They clearly can't get Hypermotion to work but anything is better than just sticking with Ignite which has been in use since like 5 or 6 FIFAs ago. Ignite looks extremely ancient now and the animations just haven't aged well
I'll stick to my Series S version thanks 😅
@NintendoWiiDS Honestly, FIFA has never been good ever since they moved the game to frostbite.
Guess I will only buy fifa 22 on stadia
Seriously: Can you/we blame them? No. As long as a huge number of people give them money for an half-assed, low budget, last-last-gen version, they will produce an half-assed, low budget last-last version of Fifa. It hurts me to see, when Switch Fifa sells more than real games, but I think it's totally understandable to make them as long as so many consumers think they are good enough.
Shocker... Same old EA
On Best Buy, it says it will be around 40 dollars. At least it isn’t full price probably….
@HefHughner here is what Nintendo life should do for this review.
They should just copy and paste the fifa 21 legacy edition review and tweak it a little bit
And put it as Fifa 22 legacy edition review
IGN did something like this before
@anoyonmus Alot of people hated on Stadia cause it's Google but how is it from your perspective? An actual user of the service?
@anoyonmus That’s a completely separate topic and anything is better than the Ignite engine in my opinion. The Switch versions are far inferior to the PS4 and Xbox One versions, when the console can handle much more (NBA 2K).
@Dpishere I used it for a couple of games. Super Bomberman R online and RE Village demo.
My internet connection was pretty good and stadia worked pretty well for me
@NintendoWiiDS i am gonna just download fifa mobile. I would rather play that instead.
I don’t blame them for recycling the engine/assets, but would it kill them to add a new mode or two?
Fifa far away...
@anoyonmus hmm. Another port. Of a port? Wow.
@reporterdavid yes indeed
@Silly_G that’s fifa every single year in general tbh.
But at least update the FUT though
Ugghhh… I would love a legacy edition of Madden…
Why can’t they make a legacy edition by using frostbite engine instead
@penfold007 Sadly this is true. Most second-hand Switch systems and games I see around my area tend to include a FIFA, either physical or digital.
On-topic: Kick-off? More like Rip-off.
It makes me miss the GBA/DS days when a specific team would work on the handheld versions.
THIS IS A DISGRACE! EA ARE JUST TOO LAZY TO IMPROVE THE SWITCH VERSION! NOW IM NOT EVEN SURPRISED! IT WILL BE THE SAME NEXT YEAR AS WELL TRUST ME!!!
So 2K can port the PS4/XBO version of NBA 2K onto Switch (at a reduced frame rate and resolution) as they have done for the last 5 consecutive years, but EA is unable to do the same with FIFA?
This reeks of pure laziness. The Frostbite engine has been ported to Switch, and FIFA is far from a technical showcase like Battlefield.
I'm surprised he wants to show his face after missing that penalty ⚽️🇨🇵🇪🇦
The last PS3 version was a good game. And the switch version, which is probably based on that, still is good, too.
Just wait for black friday, and you get either this for 25€ or Fifa 20 for 20€. And that is a fair price for this game.
You know what? I don't even care that EA are wasting time porting this crap. I don't want the awful predatory money sinks they might otherwise be shovelling onto Switch. EA can eat a loaf of brown.
I think there will be no new fifa. Its not a good sign EA did not mention nintendo switch in the anouncement. We have seen this before from EA.
What a lazy piece of crap. Beneath contempt. I’d happily play a graphically inferior version on the go along with the next-gen version, especially since they now have Frostbite working on Switch. Alas, no.
Sod off EA don’t bother 😡
@BreathingMiit and watch as they put ads in the game. IT WILL BE EVEN WORSE
NintendoLife gave FIFA21 a 2-star review. FIFA22 should get a 1-star review.
@NintendoWiiDS I really enjoy the NBA 2K games and play them on both Switch and PS4 - saying they have almost identical graphics is a stretch. The PS4 version looks far, far better than the Switch one, and runs at 60fps vs the Switch's 30. I genuinely think the Switch versions of those games look great, but there's no way they compare to PS4/Xbox.
@anoyonmus They did yeah, Simon Cardy reviewed it and simply reprinted his previous review, saying "When EA release a new version, I'll write a new review". Was pretty funny 😆
I haven't seen this much whining about how other people spend their money since Square Enix released FFVIII Remastered.
If you don't like it don't buy it, but don't act like that makes you better than the people who did. It's silly.
This is really putting me in the mood to make some very vulgar AVGN quotes lol. Piss off EA.
@Alex79uk Nintendolife should do this cause its a disgrace to us. This game is a disgrace. Only buy it when it is at a discount of $15 or $20. Digital only though. This game does not deserve to have the dignity of being bought physically
@AlphaElite its better that Nintendolife doesn't review it at all
People keep blaming EA instead of blaming Nintendo, the switch is two generations behind in terms of specs, it can't run the biggest or the best games, heck it struggles to run anime games like ys and disgaea.
You want a decent fifa and the latest third party games then petition to Nintendo to make their next console powerful enough
@penfold007 Loads of people are buying their first Switch every year, and it’s still the best football game on the Switch. Ergo, it sells loads every year.
@UltimateOtaku91 they are blaming EA because look at what 2k did to NBA 2k on switch.
NBA 2k on switch is the SAME exact game that is on PS4 and Xbox One but at a lower resolution and framerate. They think if 2k can do it then so can EA
2K has been releasing a fully-fledged version of NBA 2K on Switch (running at a reduced frame rate and resolution, which is to be expected) for the last 5 consecutive years.
Meanwhile, EA will soon re-release the same FIFA game on Switch for the 3rd time, despite the Frostbite engine being ported to Switch and FIFA not being anywhere close to a technical showcase like Battlefield or Anthem.
There are obviously differences between the 2K Sports game engine vs Frostbite, but the point is that one developer actually puts in effort year-after-year, while the other literally presses Ctrl+C => Ctrl+V year-after-year.
OH COME ON EA! WE DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS!
@westman98 I will only buy this at $15 to $20 dollars, digital only. EA doesn't deserve to have a physical copy to a re release of FIFA 15 every year (and FIFA as a franchise in general)
The last FIFA games I played were FIFA 15 and FIFA Mobile. I would just get FIFA Mobile instead.
Edit: On Best Buy, FIFA 22 on switch is at $39.99. Also it says Standard Edition for Switch as well. Probably a mistake on Best Buy's part anyway as FIFA 22 is a Legacy Edition for Switch.
Another Edit: At least the cover art is better than last year's game
Another year of me not buying Fifa on the Switch (or any other platform)
I can't see too much complaining over this really. PVZ on switch barely runs at 30 fps. I can't imagine how FIFA would run on Frostbite for switch. Runs at 30 fps which isn't really ideal for a sports game anyway
EA will never get my money if they can't try harder. Just make a different engine for the switch like nba 2k has. Is it really this hard? You will never get my money for fifa as a result if I was interested in video game soccer. I don't even play fifa in the first place so it doesn't matter for me.
That’s ok. I don’t give EA any money anymore. I guess they know their audience. Just gonna be awkward explaining this to shareholders.
@BionicDodo EXACTLY. Or any other developer with the capabilities to develop a fun football game. It can't be that hard if EA manage it.
@Mr-Fuggles777 when will people learn that generations aren't measured in processing power? Switch is same generation as PS5 and XBSX, like it or not. And ridiculing its specs would only make sense after cramming PS5 innards into Switch's form factor for $300. Until Sony's consoles stop being home-chained again (which isn't happening in the visible future, much as I'd appreciate jinxing this), they will not have functional parity with Switch either, so it's a dead end topic.
It's not even about optimizing earlier games in this case - 4+ years and 85+ million users in, the industry has had enough time to make new games with scaleable performance/visual parameters or opt out of the potential profits that would target. No drama to make out of either decision, but it's about their decisions, not about one console "lagging behind" others. We still live in the same universe where GTA and HoMM were crammed on Game Boy Color (a pure handheld with a fraction of Switch's sales).
It's shocking we get this but no Pro Evo
@nhSnork regardless of what "generation" it fits into, its still 2 consoles behind the others in terms of raw power so we won't see the same games coming across - Its not worth the additional development time as third party games not selling that well on Switch.
Monster Hunter Rise didn't even make the top 10 best seller list and that was an exclusive AAA game. Doom and Witcher 3 aren't even in the top 43 even though Doom Eternal cost the publishers an extra year of development time.
They should have to call it FIFA 19, because nothing has changed since then for Switch football fans
@anoyonmus but the fact it's the EA doesn't care even to try to improve some minor things in the fifa for switch, some things that are clearly not difficult at all like the Volta mode or the career mode well worked. EA only cares about the money, and just updating the squad and kits (things that on modded switch are made even better by the fans) it's cheaper than do the real job.
Another one to skip then...
Wish Konami would release their game on the Switch.
More competition would be better.
@nhSnork according to wiki the switch is 8th gen, which to me sounds right due to the wiiu very short life span to which Nintendo released two consoles during the 8th gen.
You cant class the switch 9th gen if it can't even play 9th gen third party games. Plus the series S which is 9th gen costs less than the switch which is only 1080p, 4gb ram, 32gb storage, mobile graphics chip, cheap LCD screen and original Dock has no Ethernet cable, people are amazed because its a console that you can play also handheld but it's the other way round the switch is actually an handheld gaming machine that can also be played on TV just like the ps vita TV but better quality.
I've had my switch since launch and it has some great games and is great for it being an handheld console but it is no way worth the price Nintendo are asking it for it.
I'll buy it when it hits the sale. Plays a good game on handheld that will do me.
7 million+ is great for a Capcom game on any platform, that would make it their 7th best selling game of all time according to their investor relation's website:
If it got into the Top 10 best selling Switch games (a minimum of more than 10.4 million as of now) it'd be the second best selling Capcom game of all time.
Also as far as I know sales numbers for the Doom and Witcher 3 Switch ports individually have not been released by Bethesda and CD Projekt Red respectively, so of course they're not on the unofficial list regardless if they sold a million or not.
@tourjeff we have to wait until July 22nd for the PES 22 reveal
@pepepopo we wait till July 22nd for the PES reveal
do you eat fishys
Nintendo Switch could use more sports games, not from EA though. PES would be nice to see on Switch. And some hockey games, something more realistic than Blood Sports Hockey.
Don’t blame EA. Blame Switch OLED.
Hope Mario Strikers gets released next year to be timed with the World Cup. Anybody know what Next Level Games has been up to since Luigi’s Mansion 3?
Hey I always wanted to try fifa maybe if it’s on dale I’ll pick it up
Of course they are. Yearly Fifa games (on any system) are probably less effort than a standard port!
Unlike Harry Kane, I'll pass.
Just give us NHL on switch already. I don't care if it's a broken 2005 year. 😂
I've played 21 on both Xbox One X and the Switch.
The former is prettier with much, much more content.
But the Switch version has much, much better gameplay.
I chose the Switch version on the long term.
Just give us NHL on switch already. I don't even care if it's a broken 2005 version 😂
@BionicDodo I came here to say that exactly. I do not blame EA. It's Konami that's the totally useless party here. This crap EA us pulling would've been their opportunity to grab some serious marketshare but they seem to have thrown in the towel without even a whimper.
They did the same legacy crap releases on past Vita versions
@Alex79uk Maybe it is a slight stretch, but I do think the 2K games look miles closer to their counterparts on other platforms than FIFA does. The resolutions and small details here and there do look worse, but they come much closer than you’d expect and they’re great ports with effort put in to give Switch players a somewhat comparable experience unlike FIFA’s janky, archaic Ignite engine with modes and content stripped out.
Well done to Italy, European champions.
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RI-DI-CU-LOUS!! I love FIFA but I can’t accept these Legacy Editions. I have 800 hours on FIFA 19 and no more FIFA games after that. This is just disrespectful!
Why do people keep citing the power of the Switch?
That doesn’t explain missing features or a complete lack of effort. There’s plenty more EA could do within the confines of the Switch hardware but they can’t be bothered. Don’t make excuses for that.
Meh this doesn't bother me. Switch is probably the least best selling version, and it's generations behind the other systems where this game is primarily played on. Building a new version of this game every year for Switch doesn't sound very economical to me if I were EA. If I was a soccer fan I'd buy this if it has online play. My issue with EA is that they have a lot of games from the Wii /PS3/360 era that they could port to Switch and they have only given us Plants vs Zombies and a few other bones.
Here we go again...
I pity the fools who give EA any money for sports games.
@lordzand and that mentality is why they get away with this crap.
Legacy edition? More like "EA bringing another slap to the face to Switch owners."
And yet EA will say the inferior sales on Nintendo hardware is the reason they don't put more games on the platform. They and many of their fans push the lie that Nintendo players don't buy 3rs party games.
But they never factor in how the vast majority of 3rd party releases on Nintendo are either months or years after their release elsewhere, and/or missing features or even entire game modes.
@Heavyarms55 if EA keeps saying 3rd party games don’t sell well on switch, they should just look at games like Monster Hunter Rise
The only sports game I would ever play and buy on switch is….. Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1+2.
I heard the reviews of this game and port were really good but does anyone have the game and tell me how it is on switch? Like a personal experience
Blaming this on Nintendo/the Switch is nonsense. The weaker hardware doesn't explain actual content and game modes being removed from the Switch versions. 2K doesn't seem to have a problem with making the Switch versions of the NBA games darn near identical to the power consoles versions. This is on EA 100%.
Those saying "blame Nintendo, not EA" are not seeing the whole issue.
EA could very easily reuse assets while adding new modes and some new QoL features but instead they're releasing the EXACT same game for the 5th time only changing rosters and kit designs and charging $60 for the "effort".
How they keep doing this is beyond disgusting.
This should be named "FIFA 2020 3".
EA would do better just making a Switch FIFA and offering player update pack every year. They wouldn't have to keep remaking the game and I'm sure many of us would pay $10 to get team updates. I am perfectly happy with my old copy as is. Plays fine and no reason to upgrade.
If only Konami released Pro Evolution Soccer on the switch....
@rockodoodle I would love Madden to come to the Switch. Perfect system for it, alas EA, like many other third-party publishers, is plain lazy.
That is basically what all sports games are yet people pay sixty now seventy every year for them then complain how bad they are only to rinse and repeat
Give me a real football game on switch and I will be content
@blindsquarel the PC version of FIFA gets more than window dressing changes. More some years than others, but the story mode is worth subscribing to EA play for me. (I'm fine not getting it day one.) But I wouldn't even do that for the Switch, there literally is nothing different.
I enjoy FIFA on Switch but its not worth paying for new versions.
I didn’t know about that as I don’t play FIFA. Mostly talking about madden and 2k
People must still be buying it… otherwise they wouldn’t bother.
All that fancy footwork in the trailer... After what happend to England and Mbappe in the Euros
... Need to work on those penalty kicks.....
Disgusting! Not gonna buy, even if they cut the price to half. The fact that EA gets away with this year after year says volumes about fans though.
I can't believe some still defend this by saying "the Switch is not powerful enough" when there are several more drmanding games already on the system.
I would almost go as far as to say that almost all games that are at least AA, running on the Switch, are more demanding than FIFA is.
Also, no one expects a version that is on par with the other consoles versions.
We rightfully expect more then what we are getting here though.
@electrolite77 the lower power compared to Xbox and PlayStation is the obvious reason that Switch doesn't get a decent version of multiplatform games most of the time, unless you want to suggest it would still happen if Nintendo released a console that had parity.
This is part of the Nintendo business "blue ocean" strategy. Carve out your own separate part of the market and own that, rather than competing directly. A lack of power is not something that Nintendo settled for in order to achieve a mobile platform, Wii and Wii U were also weaker than the competition. Fans complain of weak third party support, not realising that this is something Nintendo actively chases. They release lower specced hardware because they consider third parties that publish on their platform to be competitors, that would damage sales of their own first party software, and it's likely true, looking at their sales figures.
And stop with the "2 generations old hardware" argument.
First of all the current gen is irrelevant, since a PS4/Xone version (downgraded) is all that we are talking about.
Secondly, this would put the Switch on the same level as a PS3. A comparison that already dies if we just simply compare the RAM these systems have.
(4GB Switch vs. 512MB PS3)
@BionicDodo The more pitiful part is that Konami is actually counting on Switch as a platform for its sports games, albeit only with the Yakyuu (baseball) ones and only in Japan
@Kirgo True, a Switch Pro or a Switch 2 isn't going to get EA to treat it any different. Even if Nintendo would make a console with more power than the XBOX Series X they (EA) wouldn't be bothered with it.
EA is just lazy and gets a lot of money from MS and Sony to put the games on their platforms.
@anoyonmus Stadia all the way for this one.
At this point, if they insist on using this engine for switch, surely they can use it to give us madden and NHL also. money just left wanting on the table there.
FIFA 17 is being built with the Frostbite game engine. Fifa 22 for Nintendo Switch is being built with Ignite game engine. Is Switch too weak for Frostbite? No, but it need more work from the developer to build the game from the scratch just for Switch like Capcom did with MH Rise. EA don't want to waste resources and money for this. They just want to milk loyal Switch fanbase
@dimi Frostbite has already been ported to the Switch, see Plants vs Zombies.
@penfold007 Agreed, EA wouldn’t bother if isn’t wasn’t profitable.
I don't blame EA, they're transparent about what they're doing (it even says so on the eshop page), I blame the people buying the game anyway. Enough for it to be a top seller every year in Europe.
@anoyonmus Let's be honest, if there are no changes to the engine not even small performance boost, then they could have just as easily just released this as DLC or a year pass, because that is what this is an update about the teams and rosters.
I already own a previous version and am not an avid fan of certain players, so i don't care about actualised rosters and such. I can still play a quick game without having to shell out for this 'crapacy' edition each year.
Hard pass for me.
Still holding out hope for a "new" Mario Strikers game or the Inazuma games to ever materialise on Switch
@MsJubilee it would sell like crazy too. No prior iterations and probably a user base of over 100 million by the end of the year..,,
I know Nintendo deliberately release less powerful hardware, they’re quite right to. Their meat and potatoes is the handheld market which makes that inevitable.
However in this case the Engine debate and lack of Volta is only part of the problem. The only thing stopping them from making FUT and Team Management options equal to the PS4 version is they don’t want to. Neither is the Journey mode. Likewise they could have continued to refine the existing Switch engine (they tweaked it well between 17 and 18, the latter being a good game of football) but have chosen not to. They’re nothing to do with power, anyone who says they’re missing because of the available processing power on the Switch is wrong.
@electrolite77 so, what you're suggesting is that, rather than the fact that EA would have to spend time and money to create the missing modes again from scratch vs parity allowing them to quickly port them over, really it's just wilful stubborn mindedness on the part of EA and not an issue of economics? I'm no EA fan but really, that doesn't sound right.
Can't wait to read the copy-pasted reviews.
@Mr-Fuggles777 Yup. At the end of the day, Nintendo's awful business practices are mostly to blame for the endless gimped games and no-shows.
They can afford to put more power into their consoles (while selling them at a loss, or at least breaking even), but they choose not to do so. All in the name of shareholders and greed.
Erm, no. It is economics in that they are trying to do it on the cheap, as they have done since the second iteration on the Switch. Every version requires some effort and carries a cost. Even if one off development costs on the Switch would be slightly higher I feel very confident there’s a large enough gap between their development costs and their revenues from the Legacy Editions to cover the costs of, say, offering the same options when it comes to making substitutions. Or porting the superior FUT from the Mobile Phone game.
They chose not to do that and instead to put out a product that fails to fulfil its potential. I get that they’re a business and out to make money and thats why they don’t think possible increased returns are worth the investment, but even they don’t pretend it’s due to Hardware restrictions, so why people on here are is an enduring mystery.
This is a very peculiar thing to go into bat for EA over.
@Dpishere You know, that is a great idea! Too bad EA doesn't seem to care. I am not sure if they will ever shake their lazy EA ways.
@electrolite77 it's clear that if NIntendo produced hardware that had parity with their competitors, they would get the same version their competitors do. Nintendo choosing to field lower power hardware, that's their choice. This is the reason that they aren't getting the same version as Xbox and PlayStation. The Switch can't run it. This is why they don't get Call of Duty either. Unfortunately, they haven't bothered putting out decently specced hardware since the Gamecube.
Going back to my original point, I’m not saying anyone should expect parity. I’m not one of them saying it should be the same engine. I accept those are hardware driven restrictions.
OTOH I totally understand why Nintendo don’t compete on power and I think they’re right not to.
What I’m saying is there are things EA could do to bring the Switch version slightly closer to parity that are nothing to do with hardware. Those are the disappointments IMO. And that’s coming from a big fan of FIFA 18 on Switch and who thinks the old PS3 version, while a bit dated graphically, played a better game of football than the XB1 version I also played. They’ve just given up and settled for doing nothing.
They should just turn fifa into a live service game with season passes
I have stadia for the sports game in all their glory. FIFA22 even has the PS5 version on stadia...
I'll always have my switch for all the Nintendo goodness but for AAA there are other options, they don't even put the new engine in a PS4 ... No way switch is ever getting anything but a legacy
@Mr-Fuggles777 You think most people would have understand by now but it seems it's not the case, personally I don't want them to go shoulder to shoulder with Sony or Microsoft but shorten the gap as much as possible while keeping their business model
@UglyCasanova The mentality that people should be free to make their own decisions?
It also gave us Western Civilization.
@Mr-Fuggles777 You missed this line:
"As Nintendo shares the sales of their video games every quarter while most other publishers do not share sales figures per console, this list consists mostly of Nintendo-published titles."
It's dishonest to say that third-party games aren't selling on Switch when they actually are. FIFA 18 for example reportedly sold over a million during the early days of the console.
Can't believe people are defending EA over their lack of respect for Switch owners.
@HefHughner What will you do about it? How can you get these FIFA players to buy "real games"?
@UltimateOtaku91 The wiki is wrong. Since the Switch follows the 3DS and Wii U, that means it is a 9th gen platform. Power has nothing to do with it unless you want to think the Wii is in the same generation as the GameCube.
As @anoyonmus points out, 2K is able to put out a competent version of NBA2K on the Switch every year despite the weaker power. So why doesn't EA do the same? They're clearly showing a lack of effort when it comes to FIFA on Switch.
And contrary to what you claim, the Xbox Series S is not cheaper than the Switch. Both are retailed at $299.
@Dog I mean. Thanks for agreeing with me.
But in some areas the series s is cheaper.
So far in the USA, it’s $299
@diablo2 No, the blame goes entirely to EA. We've had competent ports of AAA games on the Switch such as NBA2K, so EA has no excuse for their lack of effort and lack of respect for Switch owners.
Putting more power on the Switch would've made it more expensive. It's not greedy to keep the Switch's power the way it is.
@Dog Even if we dont talk about power, theres no denying that there's a certain level of "cheapness" or greediness with this company for a while now.
Adding an additional 32GB of storage, for example, would have only cost them around $4-6 in expenses. But they still chose to give you only 32GB in modern times, as of 2017.
EA may be a tad lazy with Nintendo consoles, but Nintendo themselves also don't make matters any better with their constant penny-pinching habits.
P.S. Finally, the console's retail price wouldn't have necessarily been more expensive. Many companies sell their products at a loss, and Nintendo could very easily be one of them (thanks to their INSANE amount of game sales, peripheral sales, Nintendo Online Service subscriptions, and so on). But they prefer to make a profit from every little thing without exceptions.
This is their right (as a for-profit company). But im just letting you know they have other options. More expensive manufacturing costs doesn't necessarily mean HAVING to sell the final product at a higher price. It's their choice.... at the expense of the consumer, sadly.
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