EA, the publisher for upcoming title Star Wars Battlefront II has recently came out and stated that a Nintendo Switch version of the game is possible, however it is rather unlikely to happen. David Robillard, the producer of Motive Studios said when speaking to Gamespot that the company may consider a Switch version for the game “if we see opportunities.”
He went on to explain “This is something we’ll explore if we see opportunities there, but it is not something that’s on the books right now.” Star Wars Battlefront II is set to release for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17. If a Switch version were to happen then naturally it would have to come after that.
The game itself runs on the Frostbite engine which has yet to be used on the new console. FIFA 18 which was released for the PS4, and Xbox One both use this engine on these consoles, but the Switch version of the game uses a custom engine. So the concern of the console’s overall processing power comes into play.
Many publishers like EA want to be put their games wherever players will buy them. If a platform has a respectable sized base then they will most likely bring their products to it. The Nintendo Switch has certainly done well since it’s release in March selling 4.7 million systems at the end of June, but this still isn’t quite as big a install bases as the platforms of the PS4, Xbox One and PC.