Now Nintendo Switch has proven success after being in the market for almost two years, more companies are open to the idea of transferring larger and better games to the system. The third industrial giant EA looks like it can also be upping its game.
According to NintendoSoup, Youtuber with the name Doctre81 has made an interesting discovery on the LinkedIn website at EA Software Engineer. The profile – not publicly disclosed – shows how the individual works on bringing existing software development kits to Nintendo Switch. The Frostbite engine from EA is not directly referenced, but the user further states how they worked on SDKs that were previously used in Battlefield V and Anthem.
FIFA Switch games are currently working on an engine designed. If this profile page is correct, it suggests that EA could bring the Frostbite support to the switch, and games like FIFA on the system will use the same engine as the counterparts of Xbox One and PS4. There are also speculations that this could result in other frostbite games on the Nintendo hybrid platform in the future.
In 2017, FIFA's lead by Andrea Lazareu said the team decided on the Switch engine because he did not want the new FIFA game at that time to run on a lower version of the Frostbite engine:
"We intentionally chose to make our own engine because we felt better and we tried to speed up Frostbite and in the end we had to reduce things and make only a smaller, lower version of the versions PS4 and Xbox One, we wanted this to be FIFA which stands on its own two feet ".
Perhaps the EA has since made a way to use this engine and work on Switch with fewer compromises.
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