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Mass Effect Andromeda is not Coming to Nintendo Switch… Yet

by William Schwartz


Mass Effect Andromeda is slated to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year. However, Bioware doesn’t currently have plans to release the Sci-fi RPG on Nintendo Switch. Despite releasing previous Mass Effect games on the Wii U, the developer is waiting to see if there is a demand for the game on Nintendo’s new console.

Michael Gamble, Producer on Mass Effect Andromeda explained in a recent interview that they aren’t planning on it, but if the demand is there it’s a possibility.

Whether Andromeda arrives on Switch or not sounds like a case of if demand is there

“We’re not planning on it,” says Gamble. “If the Switch launches and everyone’s just yammering for Mass Effect, who knows… We never want to close doors like that,” said the developer.

It’s quite possible that Electronic Arts and Bioware are waiting to see just how the Nintendo Switch is recieved. The console is slated to arrive later this year, and Nintendo doesn’t have the best track record for third-party support. Despite the Wii U arriving with a slate of third party games, that support died off pretty quickly once it was clear that the Wii U wasn’t going to have the mass appeal that its competitors had.

Mass Effect fans have been waiting a long time for Andromeda. The polarizing release of Mass Effect 3 was all the way back in 2012, and since then, fans have been clamoring for another space-faring adventure. In late-2016, Bioware finally showed off some gameplay for the game, which has got plenty of fans excited for the game to release later this year. Mass Effect Andromeda is slated for an early 2016 release, and given the launch timing of Nintendo’s new console it would have been a good fit for both EA and Nintendo. Nevertheless, you won’t be seeing Mass Effect Andromeda as a launch title for the Nintendo Switch.

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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