EA: Switch Could Run Need for Speed Payback, But There is No Plan to Bring it to the System

EA says the Switch could run Need for Speed Payback, but that doesn't mean its coming to the hybrid system.

on June 11, 2017 4:10 PM

Yesterday, during EA’s E3 2017 press conference developer Ghost Games and publisher EA showcased the first bit of Need for Speed Payback gameplay, as well as the some of the game’s customization options.

Since yesterday’s press conference more news on the upcoming installment in the iconic franchise has been divulged.

Speaking to GameSpot, Need for Speed: Payback executive producer Marcus Nilsson confirmed that not only will the game support both PS4 Pro and Scorpio — though to what extent wasn’t detailed — it also could run on the Switch (though how well, who knows).

But just because it can run on the Switch, doesn’t mean it’s gunna. Nillson, had the following to say about the game rearing its head on Nintendo’s new platform:

“Would that be a platform that Need for Speed: Payback could run on? I don’t see why [not], but it’s not something we’re looking to at this very moment,” he explained.

Need for Speed Payback is set to release on November 7th…if you purchase the Deluxe Edition before launch. If you don’t purchase it ahead of launch, or if you just purchase the regular ol’ Standard Edition, you will have to wait until November 10th, when it launches worldwide on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for $59.99 USD.

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