The Credit Suisse 2016 Annual Technology Conference was held yesterday in Phoenix, Arizona, and Nintendo and the Switch were part of a few speakers’ talking points. EA Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore was among those who spoke about Nintendo and their upcoming console. [Thanks, DualShockers.]
Moore gave high praise to the company, saying that Nintendo “will always be a very important partner in this industry.” Additionally, Moore also reconfirmed the fact that EA has been working on a “major game” for the Switch, though gave very few details in that regard.
You can find the entirety of Moore’s comments below:
“Nintendo has always been and will always be an very important partner in this industry. They have some of the best first party development studios in the world, and some of the most valuable intellectual properties in the world. We have announced publicly that we got a partnership with them on their new platform, the Switch, we haven’t talked in detail on what’s that about. You can imagine, as you heard, that a major game will be distributed on that platform.
We’re huge fans. We have a relationship that goes many decades back. They’ve had some difficult times as if recently obviously, but never, ever, ever discount Nintendo in this marketplace, and their ability to leverage their superb game development opportunities. Their intellectual properties, whether it’s Mario, whether it’s Zelda, whether it’s Metroid Prime, we could go on forever about what they can do… obviously Pokémon, we’ve seen more recently.
We’re gonna watch with interest and you can rest assured that EA, just like every major publisher, is in regular conversations with Nintendo.”
The Nintendo Switch is slated for a release sometime in March 2017. More details about the console’s exact release date are expected to be revealed during a special event in January 2017.