FIFA 18 releasing on Nintendo Switch was not a one-time thing for EA Sports, done just to test the waters. We’ll be able to see FIFA 19 on Nintendo Switch as well, this time with its own custom engine to provide improved graphics.
The news comes from Andrei Lazarescu, Supervising Producer for FIFA World Cup mode during a talk with Dream Team FC, where he revealed the release of FIFA 19 on Nintendo Switch this year. He also stated that the game will feature improved graphics but once again, it won’t be built on Frostbite. Regarding this, he said:
“I’m not closing the door on that possibility (using Frostbite). However, we didn’t want to create a dumbed-down version of the frostbite engine.”
“The intent was never to have a one-off custom engine that we’re never going to touch again, it was to have that as a baseline and then build from there.”
“It was to have that as a baseline and then build from there.”
What Lazarescu also pointed out is that the upgrade in FIFA on Nintendo Switch started showing after the World Cup mode update, since features such as face paint and hats on the crowd help the update ‘seem better than what you’ve been used in the core version’.
In related news, many users have complained that their FIFA 18 crashes or freezes since they have installed the World Cup update on Nintendo Switch. To get rid of the crash bug, you will have to completely wipe my FIFA profile which is Personal Settings.
FIFA 19 on Nintendo Switch will release this year, sometime after summer along with PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. According to latest reports, Champions League and Europa League will be playable in the upcoming FIFA title but we’ll have to wait and see if this will also be available on Nintendo Switch.