‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Latest News & Update: Bioware Have No Plans Yet to Partner with Nintendo Switch

By Regin Olimberio , Updated Oct 26, 2016 12:11 PM EDT
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It is true that top caliber game developers are supporting Nintendo Switch but gamers sulk over news that "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is not yet en route to this revolutionary console.

Bethesda has earlier announced that they are in cooperation with Nintendo Switch for possibilities. Though "Skyrim" was one shown during Switch's trailer, Bethesda said that nothing is concrete yet. But at least there is a good indicator of working relationship. The case is different though when Bioware's "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is in the spotlight.

"Mass Effect: Andromeda" producer Michael Gamble enumerated PlayStation 4, Neo, Xbox One and PC as destinations for Bioware's flagship, Cinelinx reported. Nintendo Switch was not mentioned nor even hinted. Ok, it is unsafe to jump into conclusions yet because Gamble didn't point blank said that the door was closed for Nintendo anyway. He also pointed that he can't speak for the future so nothing is dead yet.

Given the latter premise, gamers are hoping that Bioware is just playing coy and will later announce "Mass Effect: Andromeda" for Nintendo Switch. After all, it is a common strategy for game developers to hide as much details as possible until the day they can make a big bang. With Switch being on top of gaming buzz, fans are hoping that Bioware is just hitching the bandwagon, Segment Next reported.

Meanwhile, there are some details that could lead to potential titles on Nintendo Switch, with or without "Mass Effect: Andromeda." Sony revealed that Switch doesn't support physical media from Wii U and 3DS so it is safe to presume that titles from both are out of the equation. What is unclear however, are digital copies which could support backwards compatibility. Further, Nintendo Switch only goes single display for portability's sake.

"Mass Effect: Andromeda" shouldn't be taken as singular factor in grabbing Nintendo Switch neither. Think of longer battery life for real on-the-go experience. Nintendo described Switch's battery life as "quite long" to last even without power supply for extended period.

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