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Thread: Mass Effect: Andromeda is not coming to Nintendo Switch

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    Mass Effect: Andromeda is not coming to Nintendo Switch

    https://mynintendonews.com/2016/10/2...ntendo-switch/

    well so so much for 3rd parties already lol



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    Quote Originally Posted by Charski View Post
    https://mynintendonews.com/2016/10/2...ntendo-switch/

    well so so much for 3rd parties already lol
    A bit early to say, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kukabuksilaks View Post
    A bit early to say, isn't it?
    no. this comment comes straight from the producer of andromeda. there are currently no plans to put it on switch, yet ea is a confirmed supporter whose already owned the dev kits before. they could have plenty of time to port it to switch but there are no plans yet. also does this confirm low tech too?

    im guranteeing that they'll do a poor port of andromeda to switch later on which will be inferior to other consoles and sell poorly like me3 on Wii u already lol
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    Still calling the PS4 Pro the Neo Maybe he doesn't know what the Switch is, they should have asked him about NX.

    I wouldn't really read into this. I mean Bethesda can't even say Skyrim is coming to Switch and it's in the frekin trailer. Could be that they just can't say anything yet... Having said all of that, I really don't expect Andromeda to come to Switch anyway.

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    I think it'll be token support like it was with the Wii U, who knows we might get the Mass Effect Trilogy this time! (Saying that I'd probably buy the trilogy, I bought the special edition last time but it just didn't feel the same knowing I'd missed out on 2/3 of the series despite the graphic novel style choice menu) I'm just expecting the yearly sports games if anything.


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    I think its a bit too early to say. They could be just trolling or keeping it a secret till more NS details are revealed later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe Hoffman View Post
    I think its a bit too early to say. They could be just trolling or keeping it a secret till more NS details are revealed later.
    How do you convince yourself to believe this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by capnjazz View Post
    How do you convince yourself to believe this?

    Well you just have to think about Wii U and the reason it didn't really get much support to begin with. It wasn't because it was Nintendo but because to most devs it wasn't worth bringing their games to Wii U mainly because of the different architecture and lesser power coupled with the systems miserable sales.

    We already know for a fact that Switch can handle UE4 no problem which is one of the most wildly used engines today. Also there is the fact it runs on Nvidia's own Tegra hardware and may end up using the Tegra X2 which is presumably more capable than an Xbox One which should make porting games far less of a headache. If it does run on Tegra X2 coupled with recent rumors that porting to Switch is a breeze then devs really have no excuse.

    Also his comment seemed relatively vague to me he didn't outright say there would be no MEA on NS. I am gonna wait til the actual launch lineup is revealed
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    For now I'll take this as a case of him either being under NDA, but either way, this doesn't bode well. If Switch turns out exactly like WiiU and misses out many games like this, I will be quite discouraged in purchasing it, period.
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    I'm amazed you guys think this is a blow to the Switch. Who honestly expected Mass Effect on a Nintendo console?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeliciousMalk View Post
    Has Bioware developed for a Nintendo console ever?

    I'm amazed you guys think this is a blow to the Switch. Who honestly expected Mass Effect on a Nintendo console?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTurner View Post
    For now I'll take this as a case of him either being under NDA, but either way, this doesn't bode well. If Switch turns out exactly like WiiU and misses out many games like this, I will be quite discouraged in purchasing it, period.
    As I said if what we have been hearing about the NS hardware is true and if the system takes off then devs really have no excuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeliciousMalk View Post
    Has Bioware developed for a Nintendo console ever?

    I'm amazed you guys think this is a blow to the Switch. Who honestly expected Mass Effect on a Nintendo console?
    Didn't they make the Baldur's Gate hack & slash games for gcn?

    Edit: nope, that was Black Isle..
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    Lol at first I thought this was photoshopped

    Looks like they're learning from their mistakes then
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    How long has Andromeda been in development?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeliciousMalk View Post
    Lol at first I thought this was photoshopped

    Looks like they're learning from their mistakes then
    It was ported by Straight Right/Tantalus. Does that count as BioWare developing for Nintendo?

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    How long has Andromeda been in development?
    It was in preproduction in November 2012, but wasn't confirmed to be in full development until E3 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Death View Post
    It was in preproduction in November 2012, but wasn't confirmed to be in full development until E3 2014.
    Ah, so maybe it's too far along for them to consider adding a Switch port? That's the reason Bethesda gave for the new Dishonored not coming to Switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Death View Post
    It was ported by Straight Right/Tantalus. Does that count as BioWare developing for Nintendo?



    It was in preproduction in November 2012, but wasn't confirmed to be in full development until E3 2014.
    Since 2014.? Then it's not hard to see why there's no Switch plans..

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    Quote Originally Posted by savinghyrule View Post
    Ah, so maybe it's too far along for them to consider adding a Switch port? That's the reason Bethesda gave for the new Dishonored not coming to Switch.
    when did Bethesda say that? either way though things are already look crappy for the switch either way then and it's not even fully announced yet lol

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    Ea like other third parties will probably be very conservative in their support of switch until they see how their games sell on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe Hoffman View Post
    Well you just have to think about Wii U and the reason it didn't really get much support to begin with. It wasn't because it was Nintendo but because to most devs it wasn't worth bringing their games to Wii U mainly because of the different architecture and lesser power coupled with the systems miserable sales.

    We already know for a fact that Switch can handle UE4 no problem which is one of the most wildly used engines today. Also there is the fact it runs on Nvidia's own Tegra hardware and may end up using the Tegra X2 which is presumably more capable than an Xbox One which should make porting games far less of a headache. If it does run on Tegra X2 coupled with recent rumors that porting to Switch is a breeze then devs really have no excuse.

    Also his comment seemed relatively vague to me he didn't outright say there would be no MEA on NS. I am gonna wait til the actual launch lineup is revealed
    To be fair, Mass Effect Andromeda uses the Frostbite 3 engine, so UE4 support doesn't make a bit of difference in this instance. There's always the possibility that they're under NDA, and that's why he didn't list it. It's possible they want to reveal that when they do their big game lineup reveal. But this game is being published by EA. They were the only ones who sounded kind of like asses in their response to the reveal, so I'm really not counting on this game coming to Switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charski View Post
    when did Bethesda say that?
    https://www.gamnesia.com/news/bethes...owerful-enough

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    If production didn't start til 2014 then it's pretty understandable they would be too far along in production by the time they got a Switch dev kit. Plus there is the likelihood their manpower and resources are probably stretched a bit at the moment with the Xbox One, PS4, PC, and PS4 Pro versions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charski View Post
    when did Bethesda say that? either way though things are already look crappy for the switch either way then and it's not even fully announced yet lol

    I think you are being somewhat pre mature. No Mass Effect Andromeda for Switch doesn't exactly rule out the prospects of future projects. The same can be said for Bethesda with Skyrim. Andromeda didn't really start development so 2014 so at this point its kinda late for them to be starting work on a Switch version

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    EA is all about MONEY! If they think something isn't going to be profitable, they either drop support for it or don't support it from the get go.

    It looks to me as if EA is taking a "wait-n-see" approach. I think if the Switch were to take off like a rocket EA would be eager to hop onboard.

    Say NBA 2K17 and Skyrim do come out on Switch (and damn wouldn't it be cool if those were launch titles) and sold like hotcakes, do you think EA would want to miss out on the potential sales for titles like Madden and Mass Effect? Especially if rumors of streamlined translation processes from PS4 to Switch are true?


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    I'm guessing we may see some of EA's smaller (relatively speaking) budget games like a Fifa, NFS, and their EA Originals

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    That statement probably means that there won't be a Switch version, but keep in mind that guy is only the game's producer, so overall it really isn't his call. But, as others here have pointed out, EA is probably taking a wait and see approach to the system, and we'll only get their real mainstay titles at first.
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    I hope it does. I think it's way too early to know if this will happen or not. After all, Mass Effect 3 was on Wii U so why not? This is another game that could definitely benefit from portability given all there is to do. Which reminds me, I really need to play all the ME games to catch up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cloud Strife View Post
    I really need to play all the ME games to catch up..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Praxis View Post
    EA is all about MONEY! If they think something isn't going to be profitable, they either drop support for it or don't support it from the get go.

    It looks to me as if EA is taking a "wait-n-see" approach. I think if the Switch were to take off like a rocket EA would be eager to hop onboard.

    Say NBA 2K17 and Skyrim do come out on Switch (and damn wouldn't it be cool if those were launch titles) and sold like hotcakes, do you think EA would want to miss out on the potential sales for titles like Madden and Mass Effect? Especially if rumors of streamlined translation processes from PS4 to Switch are true?

    Yep EA is no different from any other publisher they mainly go where they think the money is. If Switch takes off and if the rumors of the system being a breeze to port to turn out true then they really don't have much excuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe Hoffman View Post
    Yep EA is no different from any other publisher they mainly go where they think the money is. If Switch takes off and if the rumors of the system being a breeze to port to turn out true then they really don't have much excuse
    Their excuse would be if they don't think anybody would buy it...

    Weather that's the case or not who knows.

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