FIFA 22 is getting the much asked for cross-play functionality in the “near future”. This will allow players on PlayStation 5 to match and play with users on the Xbox Series X and S, or Google’s cloud-gaming service Stadia,
EA has announced that cross-play will be limited to Online Seasons and Online Friendlies game modes, letting you play against friends on other platforms, or climb Online Seasons Divisions against a cross-platform player base.
EA says it’s limiting cross-play to these two modes in an attempt to limit the chance of the feature “introducing new issues into the game.” Cross-play can be enabled or disabled from a menu available in the bottom-right corner of the game’s main menu, and there’s also the option to opt-in or out of it in the Matchmaking Options menu.
Indicators will appear during online matches when a player is on another platform, but otherwise, EA says the test shouldn’t have “any direct impact on the gameplay of FIFA 22.”
The announcement of the test for FIFA 22 follows reports that EA is planning to include cross-play support in FIFA 23 later this year