EA Sports FC 24’s Switch port will run on the Frostbite Engine

by Danny Craig  · 
EA Sports FC 24’s Switch port will run on the Frostbite Engine
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On the Nintendo Switch, EA's newly rebranded soccer franchise will reportedly be powered by Frostbite, bringing it closer to previous-generation versions of the title.

The details:

  • According to seemingly leaked and now removed footage of the game running in the console's handheld mode, the version of the title for Nintendo's system has finally made the switch to the Frostbite Engine. The closed beta footage depicted a match between Barcelona and Manchester City, and it looks much more like what fans can expect from the game's PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.
  • Previously, FIFA versions for Nintendo consoles were typically the "Legacy Edition," which was essentially the same version as the previous year's release with a few squad and kit updates. Fans can now expect a little more from their yearly purchase of the soccer series, but this is likely to be the console's final set of major changes, with its successor reportedly just around the corner.
  • Executive producer John Shepard previously told IGN that the Switch version's features would be "comparable" to last-generation titles, though there would be "few differences" due to the weaker hardware. He also implied that the Legacy Edition versions were released because Frostbite took "multiple years" and the assistance of multiple departments to run well on the system.
  • Despite its similarities to the Xbox One and PS4 versions, it will be completely exempt from crossplay with the platforms, which means Switch owners will be pitting themselves against each other beginning September 29.

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