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KrspaceT said:

This video reminded me of this issue: I have certainly been aware of the fact that E.A is probably the worst supporter of the Switch among the big western devs (even Activision is better), but I'd like to see the thoughts on it here. 

If I had to be nice to EA I'd say 'Frostbite problems' as the most logical and understanding reason for the issues, something that is apparently being worked on. However I am not nice to E.A...

Is Activision better? They only have 1 Crash game out and nothing else. EA has Fe and 2 FIFA games, which are arguably the must better get here than Crash. 

Though I could be wrong how much support both have given. 



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Well, considering the kind of company EA is, I'm not sure if that's really a bad thing.



The bottom of the big third party publishers is Tencent(Epic) who have 2 games on Switch but that'll change if Switch enters China.
Otherwise it's Konami with 3 and 1 upcoming, Activision Blizzard with 3 games & EA with 4 games. The best is Bandai Namco with 27 games.



EA support is probably just due to some bad technical circumstances rather than some decades old grudge. Heck, guys like Trip Hawkins and the others have all retired from EA more than a decade ago ...

EA is arguably in a more severe situation with their Frostbite engine than Capcom is with their RE engine but it's only made worse since EA are less keen on doing many remaster/ports like the others ...



Random_Matt said:
EA is terrible with terrible games, should be glad Switch has less garbage on it.

Haaa. I almost want to post a comment where I play devil's advocate, just a bit. But I can't. I hate them too. So very much.



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That's not the worst lost possible in my humble opinion ...



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EA couldn't monetize it enough.



 

twintail said:
KrspaceT said:

This video reminded me of this issue: I have certainly been aware of the fact that E.A is probably the worst supporter of the Switch among the big western devs (even Activision is better), but I'd like to see the thoughts on it here. 

If I had to be nice to EA I'd say 'Frostbite problems' as the most logical and understanding reason for the issues, something that is apparently being worked on. However I am not nice to E.A...

Is Activision better? They only have 1 Crash game out and nothing else. EA has Fe and 2 FIFA games, which are arguably the must better get here than Crash. 

Though I could be wrong how much support both have given. 

And that one even just because some random programmer liked the Switch so much that he ported it to test it on his handheld.

However, it's not just one game: you forgot Skylanders. Also, Diablo III. And Crash Team racing is coming out in 2 months, making a grand total of 4 games. In other words, they're just as bad, but not noticeably worse.

Especially considering that outside of CoD, Activision itself ain't doing much more games anymore. Nowadays, Sierra (what is the Blizzard part in Activision Blizzard is basically all that was Sierra On-line in the past) would take over Activision, not the other way around.

For instance, with 2017 and 2018 taken together, Activision released a Spyro collection, a Crash Bandicoot collection, Destiny 2, and 2 CoD, that's it. And the Destiny makers split with them in the meanwhile. Apart from CoD, they basically only do licensed games anymore, and even those are getting rare. If CoD were to crash one day, then Activision Blizzard is pretty much just Blizzard with Activision executives anymore.

So yeah, Activision didn't release much, but they don't have much, either. Not having phones don't help, either.



TBH i haven't played an EA game in years on any platform.

They never release MLB (physical in Australia) so nothing I do not want to watch.



 

 

Bofferbrauer2 said:
twintail said:

Is Activision better? They only have 1 Crash game out and nothing else. EA has Fe and 2 FIFA games, which are arguably the must better get here than Crash. 

Though I could be wrong how much support both have given. 

And that one even just because some random programmer liked the Switch so much that he ported it to test it on his handheld.

However, it's not just one game: you forgot Skylanders. Also, Diablo III. And Crash Team racing is coming out in 2 months, making a grand total of 4 games. In other words, they're just as bad, but not noticeably worse.

Especially considering that outside of CoD, Activision itself ain't doing much more games anymore. Nowadays, Sierra (what is the Blizzard part in Activision Blizzard is basically all that was Sierra On-line in the past) would take over Activision, not the other way around.

For instance, with 2017 and 2018 taken together, Activision released a Spyro collection, a Crash Bandicoot collection, Destiny 2, and 2 CoD, that's it. And the Destiny makers split with them in the meanwhile. Apart from CoD, they basically only do licensed games anymore, and even those are getting rare. If CoD were to crash one day, then Activision Blizzard is pretty much just Blizzard with Activision executives anymore.

So yeah, Activision didn't release much, but they don't have much, either. Not having phones don't help, either.

Completely forgot the Blizzard side, my mistake. yeah so there are a few more games I missed. thanks for the heads up