FIFA 20 on Switch ‘won’t include any big new features’

Legacy Edition lacking Volta street football and other enhancements

EA Sports has confirmed that the Switch version of FIFA 20 won’t offer any of the “big new features” included in other editions of the game.

The company announced yesterday that the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the title will include a new street football mode called Volta, while it recently detailed the way the core gameplay mechanics will be changing in the next iteration of FIFA.

FIFA 20 Legacy Edition, as it’s known on Switch, won’t include Volta or other major enhancements.

“You’re gonna get a fresh new look in Switch, with kits and player lists and all of that,” FIFA 20 executive producer Aaron McHardy told Eurogamer. “But you’re not going to be getting Volta or any of the big new features.”

Previous Legacy Editions, such as last year’s FIFA 19 on PS3, featured “the same gameplay innovation from FIFA 17 and FIFA 18 without any new development or significant enhancements”.

Asked if future FIFA instalments on Switch might aim for parity with versions released on other platforms, McHardy said: “I wouldn’t say it’s the end [of parity], necessarily for Switch, we don’t know what the future holds.

“We’re always trying to build Switch to the device, and make it the best we can with the power that’s on that device that was given to us, and I think that philosophy will stay true.”