Electronics Arts’ executive vice president Patrick Soderlund recently commented on how he believes Nintendo is a “instrumental Part” of the video game industry and how he hopes they continue to do well in the future with their IPs and consoles.
In an interview with Game Informer, Soderlund said: “Nintendo is such an instrumental part of our whole industry. They deserve to be successful, and they deserve to be a major player in the business, given their pedigree. It’s not only the machines that they’ve built, but also the IPs they’ve brought to market. There are very few companies like Nintendo.”
Soderlund went on to state that EA will definitely work with Nintendo’s NX as long as there’s a market for it. “Whenever they bring something to market that we see an addressable market for, we’ll be there,” he said.
EA has a history of working with Nintendo. The publisher has released several games for the Wii U including Mass Effect 3 and Need for Speed: Most Wanted. However, no games from EA have been released on the Wii U since 2013, this may be due to the Wii U’s lack of sales. EA did release numerous games on the much popular Wii system.
Nintendo’s mysterious NX is set to be released in early 2017, so it seems likely we’ll hear more on the system soon. It looks like EA is certainly interested in publishing games on the system as long as there’s an audience.