One of the many third-party games that the Nintendo Switch is going to see is FIFA 18, when the game releases in late September. However, the FIFA 18 Switch version, while not as good-looking as other platforms, still apparently runs pretty well even if the textures aren’t the best-looking ones around.
The Nintendo Switch has already proven that it has a good bit of power with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which managed to create a game world full of life that was bigger than any other open-world game to date. However, the differences between the FIFA Frostbite engine and the Zelda graphics means that the FIFA 18 Switch version won’t look as good as it would on the Xbox One or the Playstation 4, or the PC.
However, EA is one of the many different companies that have announced that they will be porting multiple third-party games to the Switch, and FIFA 18 is one of these. However, it’s already been said before that due to the limitations of the Switch, the FIFA 18 Switch version will be lacking a number of things.
Most importantly, FIFA 18’s story mode, a continuation of FIFA 17’s “The Journey”, won’t be included in the Switch version. Instead, players will essentially be playing a normal FIFA game with just the career mode and multiplayer. While plenty of people played The Journey in FIFA 17, it’s fortunately not a major draw.
There are a few things that might make the Switch version of FIFA 18 more successful though, such as the Switch’s portability. With the ability to detach the Switch’s gamepad and take it on the go, gamers can play FIFA 18 no matter where they are, even if the game doesn’t look as good.
FIFA 18 comes out on September 29 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. If you want to by the FIFA 18 Switch version, be mindful of what it will be missing.