Even though cross-play is becoming far more regular for the majority of online multiplayer titles, FIFA games have been the one exception. Despite various games benefiting from this new feature, FIFA has consistently been left out for quite some time. Meaning that you could only play online with others who also had the same system.
With EA making a number of major announcements over the past few weeks regarding FIFA 23, players are curious if this upcoming sports title will be cross-platform or not. We’ve got the answer for you below.
Is FIFA 23 Cross-Platform? Answered
Fans have practically been begging EA to make FIFA cross-platform for the last several years and for the first time ever, it looks like they’ve actually listened. With the developers officially announcing that FIFA 23 will support cross-platform play.
This means that for the first time in the series’ history, FIFA 23 will offer full cross-play support. That being said, given the complexity of the system, there are still some minor limitations.
First off, FIFA 23 will not support cross-gen play, which means that players will only be able to link up with other systems within the same generation. So, those with an Xbox Series X/S can play with those who own a PlayStation 5 but players with an Xbox One can only play with those who have a PlayStation 4.
On a more positive note, PC players will be receiving the next-gen version of the game for the first time ever, which means that they can now compete against players with a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S. As well as experience all of the next-gen features like the new state-of-the-art animation engine and Hypermotion 2 technology.
Here is a list of all the FIFA 23 features that will support cross-platform:
- Division Rivals (except Co-Op)
- Ultimate Online Draft
- Online Friendlies (except Co-Op)
- Play a Friend
- Online Friendlies
- Online Seasons (except Co-Op Seasons)
As you can probably tell, only 1v1 modes will support cross-platform play, which means that things like Pro Clubs will not. Also, the FUT Transfer market looks like it will also support cross-platform. However, there will be three separate markets; one for the Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4, one for PC and another for the Nintendo Switch.
Obviously, with Pro Clubs not being cross-platform and a non-shared FUT market, FIFA 23 still has its flaws. Although, the fact that most of the game does support this feature and that PC players will get to experience it all for the first time is still a major improvement.
That’s everything you need to know about whether or not FIFA 23 is cross-platform. Before you go, be sure to check out some of our other FIFA content here at Gamer Journalist. Like how to get early access for FIFA 23 or all prices and bonuses for each edition of FIFA 23.