Mass Effect: Andromeda on Switch Possible If Console Is a 'Success'

BioWare is prepared to revisit the decision, but there are no immediate plans for the game on the hybrid unit. 


Mass Effect: Andromeda is pushing toward its launch into the far reaches of the universe next month. Nintendo Switch will be coming out a few weeks earlier. Is there a chance the two will ever meet up? Not in the immediate future, BioWare says.

Rumors of a Switch version of the next stage of the Mass Effect saga have been swirling since the console-handheld hybrid was announced last year. BioWare's Michael Gamble said earlier this year, though, that it wasn't going to happen. Andromeda producer Fabrice Condominas has also reiterated that, with a bit more explanation.

"First, we were too deep in development to focus on a new console," he told Grabit in an interview. "Secondly, the door is open, we have nothing against the Switch even if we have nothing for the Switch. If the Switch is a significant success we will revisit that. So the door is certainly not closed, it just wasn’t the right timing for us."

Right now, EA has only FIFA title planned for the Switch - being developed by EA Vancouver - and scheduled for release some time after the console launches on March 3. EA VP Patrick Soderlund said that more titles could be announced once the console "takes off." The wait and see attitude from EA falls in line with an earlier statement by EA CFO Blake Jorgensen where he questioned how broad the appeal would be for the platform.. 

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