Is this a bad sign for the console’s third-party support?
Nintendo unveiled a lot about its upcoming Nintendo Switch console last week. One thing it didn’t shed much light on and doesn’t plan to until next year, though, also may be the most important question: what games are coming to this thing?
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is coming to the hybrid home/portable console, as is what appears to be a new Mario platformer and possibly a new Mario Kart game. Beyond that, there really aren’t any confirmed titles outside of Just Dance 2017. Bethesda won’t even confirm a Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, despite the game being showcased during Nintendo’s announcement video.
But while there might not be much news on what is coming, there’s a little bit on what isn’t. Namely, BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda looks like it will not be finding its way onto Nintendo’s next console, at least not for the time being.
Responding to fan insinuation on Twitter about a Nintendo Switch-related Andromeda announcement, Mass Effect Producer Michael Gamble put the kibosh on things. Gamble said there were only plans to bring the upcoming RPG to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. Coincidentally, the game is currently scheduled to release in March 2017, the same month the Switch will launch.
A different fan responded to Gamble’s tweet by asking if it was possible the game could come to Switch at some later date, but this too failed to elicit the response fans were likely hoping for. Though Gamble left open the possibility for plans to change, he made it fairly clear that this is not currently something that publisher Electronic Arts has in the cards.
“I can’t speak for the future,” he tweeted. “Just the current plans.”
Though few games have been announced for Switch, Nintendo has shared a substantial “sampling” of its development partners. While Electronic Arts does appear on the list, BioWare does not.