- EA Sports FC 24 will be the first title in the franchise to employ the Frostbite engine on its Nintendo Switch port.
- The game’s new edition won’t be a legacy version but will actually contain cutting-edge gameplay technologies like Opta and the Frostbite engine.
According to the game’s official description on the Switch eShop, EA Sports FC 24’s Nintendo Switch version will use the Frostbite Engine, making it the first game in the franchise to employ the cutting-edge tech on the platform. In addition, the Opta technology, which will optimize the PlayStyle in the upcoming game, will also be implemented in the Switch edition of the game, meaning the port won’t be a legacy edition this time around.
Previously, all editions of EA Sports FC (or FIFA to be historically accurate) used an internally developed game engine and not the Frostbite for its Nintendo Switch ports. FIFA 18 was the franchise’s debut on the console and was followed by FIFA 19 which did get some new upgrades. But, since then, every game following it has carried the “legacy edition” label, similar to the game’s ports on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Everything, from the gameplay to the game modes, on the Nintendo Switch version of previous FIFA’s resembled the Xbox 360 port of the sports title. Similar to the Xbox version, the game didn’t feature the extremely popular “The Journey” game mode on the Nintendo console. In addition, the franchise’s popular Ultimate Team mode doesn’t feature FUT Rivals or FUT Champions on the handheld, making it feel incomplete.
Therefore, players have been paying $60 for nothing but a roster upgrade for the last four editions of FIFA on the Nintendo Switch. However, that is changing in 2023 as EA Sports FC 24 seems to be a proper version of the sports title instead of a copy-pasted afterthought and will feature all the new gameplay mechanics besides the 19,000+ licensed players, 700+ teams, and 30+ leagues.
First announced back in May 2022, EA Sports FC 24 is going to be the first game in the franchise following the end of the licensing partnership between EA Sports and FIFA. As a result, the long-running football video game series won’t use the FIFA name on its box for the first time in history. Even though EA has maintained that the name is just four letters on a box, only time will tell us if it is more than that.
Not much has been revealed about EA Sports FC 24 as of yet but the brand-new gameplay trailer did give us a look at some of the new features. This year, the Ultimate Team game mode will allow you to field both female and male players on the same team with the new HyperMotionV making their every move as real as the games you watch on television.
Furthermore, the famous Pro Clubs mode will finally have same-gen cross-play in EA Sports FC 24 alongside the street-football Volta mode. Hence, with these much-wanted additions and a proper Nintendo Switch port, the rebranded football game is looking to break records once again after FIFA 23.
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