FIFA 23: Finally with cross-play, but…

FIFA 23: Finally with cross-play, but...

Fans have been asking for it for a long time and now we’re finally getting cross-play in FIFA 23. But with certain caveats.

The downside is that cross-play will initially only be possible in 1vs1 game modes.

How cross play works in FIFA 23

As mentioned, cross-play in FIFA 23 will work in all 1vs1 modes at launch. There are also differences depending on the platform or ecosystem.

Players on PS4 and Xbox One can play together with and against each other. Apart from that, PS5, Xbox Series X, PC and Google Stadia end up in their own pool.

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The reason is quite simply the playful differences in the versions for the respective console generations. In the course of this there is also good news for PC users. As you might have guessed given the cross-play with current-gen consoles, the PC version is finally getting the current-gen engine.

“It’s because the gameplay is different,” explains Sam Rivera, Match Experience Line Producer. “There are several features exclusive to the fifth generation [EAs Bezeichnung für die aktuelle Generation] so we can’t just match them to each other, it would immediately desync.”

For the time being, cross-play does not apply to pro clubs. But the last word has definitely not been spoken here.

“We’re already looking at how we can expand our crossplay capabilities in the future so our players can play and connect with others whenever and wherever they want,” says line producer Matthew Lafreniere.

There is no information about cross-play in Ultimate Team yet.

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FIFA 23 will be released on September 30, 2022 for PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Google Stadia.