Nintendo Switch news: EA promises to watch console 'with interest'


Despite the fact that the video game giant Electronic Arts (EA) is still unsure about the upcoming Nintendo Switch console, its COO, Peter Moore says that they will watch the console “with interest.” With this, fans are hoping that the publisher will soon start releasing games for the Switch once it rolls out.

According to Game Rant, the gaming community, which includes both the players and the companies that make games, are focusing their attention to the upcoming Nintendo Switch. After all, the third-party support for the Wii U has fallen apart after a year of release, so Nintendo has its work cut out for it in order for them to regain trust.

So far, though, the public’s reception for the Switch is good, and Nintendo said that it is currently working with lots of game publishers and developers at the time of the console’s unveiling. However, despite this, EA is still a bit reserved about the Switch, as well as other companies that had a bad experience with the Wii and WiiU.

The EA COO Peter Moore said in a recent conference that the company is not yet that willing to make promises of supporting the new console. He went ahead and described the company’s relationship with Nintendo, saying that they are huge fans and that despite the fact that they fell into some difficult times, they will still consider them as they have the ability to use their intellectual properties and game development opportunities to good use. As such, they will be watching the Switch with much interest.

To exemplify his admiration for Nintendo, Moore mentioned the company’s standout brands, according to Game Spot. He specifically mentioned Mario, Zelda, Metroid, and Pokemon, which fans can agree on.

Regardless, he assures that EA is in constant communication with Nintendo, so fans will know soon enough whether or not the publisher will support the new console.