EA lig standpunt toe; ondersteuning voor Nintendo Switch

EA lig standpunt toe; ondersteuning voor Nintendo Switch

Bedrijven hebben de Nintendo Switch enorm ondersteund, vooral toen duidelijk werd dat de console het geweldig deed. EA heeft hun steun tot een minimum beperkt.

Welnu, Electronic Arts heeft onthuld waarom in hun Q1 2020-resultaten een conference call verdient.

Wees voorbereid om versteld te worden …

Ze zeggen dat ze ‘veel gegevens’ hebben, wat erop wijst dat veel Nintendo Switch-eigenaren de spellen van EA liever op andere platforms spelen.

Jeffrey Cohen

Thanks for the incremental color on The Sims. It feels like that franchise would be one that would do really well on the Nintendo Switch. So I’m curious how you guys determine which platforms you’d bring the game to or games to? And is there any reason why you wouldn’t want to bring that one on there?

Andrew Wilson

Any time we’re evaluating platform conversations, we are really looking at a couple of things. One, does the game really fit the profile of that platform in terms of the control or the community ecosystem? Two, do we think the community playing on that platform would appreciate the game to go there? Or would they prefer to play it somewhere else?

We have a lot of data that would suggest a great many Switch owners also own a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One or a PC and very often choose to play the games that we make on those platforms even though they have a Switch and they enjoy a lot of great content on the Switch.

And so there’s always an evaluation process that goes on a case-by-case basis. And I wouldn’t say that The Sims would never go to the Switch, but I think we’re doing really, really well attracting Sims players.

As we said, we did the promotion in the last couple of months and brought in 7 million new Sims players that we expect will engage in that community on a platform that is really tailored to user-generated content, creativity and customization.

De support van EA

Nou, dat is een vrij rare houding om in te nemen … maar welke daadwerkelijke ondersteuning hebben we gezien van EA op Nintendo Switch? Naast FIFA (18, 19 en de komende legacy-editie 2020) en Unravel Two (wat ik leuk vond).

Maar dat is alles wat ze daadwerkelijk hebben gepubliceerd … dus wie houd je nou echt voor de gek EA?