‘FIFA 18’ Nintendo Switch Will Be Missing Game Modes? Won’t Run On Frostbite Engine

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'FIFA 18' will release September 29 EA Sports

The release date for FIFA 18 has been announced with a brand new trailer showcasing cover athlete Cristiano Ronaldo and some of the new modes and features for this year’s installment but the Nintendo Switch version seems to be missing of these modes.

According to an EA press release -- via Nintendo Everything –  FIFA 18 will release for the PlayStation and Xbox consoles, PC and Nintendo Switch on Sept. 29 but a disclaimer that some eagle-eyed fans found in the trailer put doubt to how much Switch owners will get.

Take a look at the trailer for FIFA 18 and see if you can spot the disclaimer.

The disclaimer seemingly confirms that game modes may not be available for the Nintendo Switch.

“Frostbite Game Engine Technology and the Journey: Hunter Returns Mode are available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platform versions ONLY,” the disclaimer noted. “Not all features available on all platforms.”

FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch won’t be using the Frostbite engine and Nintendo Everything surmises that the Switch version will be more in line with the PS3 and 360 versions. This also confirms that at least one game mode won’t be available on the Switch. 

EA Sports is one of many third-party developers that will be bringing games to the Nintendo Switch. This is the first news regarding the EA Sports slate and its ties to the Switch, but with E3 around the corner, more information will likely be announced.

We have reached out to EA for clarification and we will update as soon as we learn more.

FIFA 18 will release for PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch on Sept. 29.

So what do you think of the new trailer for FIFA 18? Are you disappointed that the Nintendo Switch version will likely be of lower quality and may miss some game modes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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