Mass Effect Andromeda Not Planned for Nintendo Switch

There are less than two weeks until Nintendo’s Tokyo Livestream where they formally reveal more specifics for their next home console — the Nintendo Switch. With that said, we did learn one new thing about the Switch lately — BioWare’s highly anticipated title, Mass Effect: Andromeda, is currently not planned for the hybrid console.

Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s producer, Michael Gamble, spoke with publication Stevivor about console differences of the game. When asked about whether Andromeda would be making its way to Nintendo Switch he said:

Yeah, not right now, no. We’re not planning on it. If the Switch launches and everyone’s just yammering for Mass Effect, who knows. We never want to close doors like that.

As for the PlayStation 4 Pro and Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, Gamble had even less to say:

In the world of [PlayStation 4] Pro, we do similar things where we say, ‘Okay, what are the strengths of the console, and how can we optimise to make that experience best for players?’ In terms of [PlayStation 4 Pro], we’ll probably talk more technical about that in January or February,” he continued

For Scorpio, we have absolutely no plans right now,” he said. “You never know what’ll happen after that.

The Nintendo Switch hasn’t had a bevy of good news lately. Last week it was revealed that the Nintendo Switch’s battery will not be replaceable. Given that Mass Effect 3 released on the Wii U, this news will likely be a blow to Nintendo fans hopeful to continue their space adventures. With that said, we will hear more about (hopefully) release date, price point, and launch lineup in a little over a week. Nintendo Switch is set to release March 2017.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is planned to launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime in Spring 2017.

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Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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