Thursday, November 17, 2022

FIFA 22 is getting a cross-play feature

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FIFA 22 is undoubtedly among the most popular games in the world. It is available on all platforms, and now there are indications that users of different platforms could soon play this game with each other.

In October last year, FIFA 22 became official, and it is the 29th sequel to the FIFA series. Electronic Arts (EA) released this game for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S at the very beginning of October.

EA has now announced that it will soon start testing cross-play in the “near future” between players on three platforms:

  • PlayStation 5,
  • Xbox Series X and S, and
  • Google’s Stadia platform.

Cross-play will be limited to two game modes within FIFA 22, namely Online Seasons and Online Friendlies, Electronic Arts said. They added that the reason for restricting in these two ways is that it will limit the possibility that this feature will lead to problems in the game.

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The cross-play function will be able to be enabled or disabled from the menu available in the lower right corner of the main game menu, but there will also be the option to turn the function on or off in the Matchmaking Options menu.

EA stated that the indicator would appear during online games when the player is on another platform, but they say that the test should not have a “direct impact on playing FIFA 22”.

Cross-play support for FIFA 22 is sure to have the most significant impact on Google Stadium users. The number of users of this platform is significantly less than the number of PS5 and Xbox users, and now Stadia users will have a considerably more extensive base of competitors to play the popular game.

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