EA Executive Says Nintendo Has Been Listening To Third-Party Developers – GameSpot

In a recent interview with Famitsu (via Nintendo Everything), EA executive vice president Patrick Soderlund had nice things to say about Nintendo’s budding relationship with third-party developers on the Nintendo Switch, referring at least to discussions around the recently announced FIFA game.

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“I only spoke about FIFA today, but our company’s structure lets us release all sorts of games for every platform, so we’ll go wherever the gamers go,” Soderlund said. “I think Nintendo Switch will put Nintendo at the forefront of the game industry once again. Their approach is quite different from anything they’ve done in the past–they’ve listened to EA, Activision, and other companies since the beginning of the Switch’s development, so we’ve been involved throughout the whole process. They teamed up with us because they wanted to guarantee the console would be successful. Doing business with Nintendo is very important for us… We’d like to bring more and more games over for everyone.”

This positive sentiment mirrors comments made by Soderlund previously, this week with “Nintendo forces us to think differently,” and back in August with “they deserve to be successful.” Only time will tell whether Nintendo’s third-party Switch strategy will be a success. But what do you think? Tell us your predictions in the comments!


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