FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch Detailed; 1080p Docked, 720p Handheld

EA shows off the Nintendo Switch, Frostbite-less version of FIFA 18 for the first time.

on June 10, 2017 4:36 PM

Five days ago, EA unveiled FIFA 18, which is launching on September 29th on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and Switch.

At the time of its unveiling, EA noted that the Switch version will notably be stuck with the last-gen systems — Xbox 360 and PS3 — not running the gorgeous Frostbite engine. Additionally, it also won’t have the the game’s story mode: “The Journey: Hunter Returns.”

Fast-forward to today, EA, during its E3 2017 presser, released two new trailers: showcasing the aforementioned story mode and more gameplay. And now, shortly after the pressers’ conclusion even more details have been provided about the game’s Switch version, which wasn’t mentioned in a meaningful way during the show.

First off, the game will have full and split Joy-Con support, and will include all of the game’s mode, bar the story mode, aka FIFA Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Switch Kick Off, and Local Seasons.

The game notably takes advantage of the console’s unique portability, allowing players to play in docked, handheld or tabletop mode.Multiple control schemes are also featured, so whether you prefer to play handheld, dual Joy-Con, single Joy-Con or Pro Controller, there’s an option to fit your playstyle.

Meanwhile, resolution will be 1080p while docked and 720p while in handheld mode. There is no mention of frame-rate.

EA Producer, Andrei Lăzărescu added the following statement about the game on Switch:

“FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch is the best FIFA you can take with you anywhere, play anytime and with anyone. We’re delivering the immersive and authentic experience that fans expect from FIFA, while leveraging innovative ways to play both at home and on the go with Nintendo Switch.”

FIFA 18 is being developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania. It will cost $59.99 USD.

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