EA’s Chief Competition Officer, Peter Moore, confirmed that the publisher has big plans for the Nintendo Switch.
“Nintendo has always been and will always be an very important partner in this industry,” Moore said. “They have some of the best first party development studios in the world, and some of the most valuable intellectual properties in the world. We have announced publicly that we got a partnership with them on their new platform, the Switch, we haven’t talked in detail on what’s that about.”
Speaking at the Credit Suisse 2016 Annuval Technology Conference, Moore confirmed that, “a major game will be distributed” on Switch.
“We’re huge fans. We have a relationship that goes many decades back. They’ve had some difficult times as if recently obviously, but never, ever, ever discount Nintendo in this marketplace, and their ability to leverage their superb game development opportunities. Their intellectual properties, whether it’s Mario, whether it’s Zelda, whether it’s Metroid Prime, we could go on forever about what they can do… obviously Pokémon, we’ve seen more recently.”
Moore wouldn’t elaborate on which title — or titles — will make it to the Switch.
“Rest assured that EA, just like every major publisher, is in regular conversations with Nintendo,” he concluded.
We’ll find out more about the Nintendo Switch in January 2017.