For the first time, EA Sports said this week that it will be testing cross-play in FIFA 22 for the first time. It will, however, not be available on every platform the game is available on, nor will it be available in every mode. While this is just a test, those who don’t want to take part can easily opt out of the trial run if they want to keep matchmaking on their current platform.
According to EA Sports, this test will be available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Stadia platforms. This is what they said in a post this week on the FIFA site. Crossplay is only available in the Online Seasons and Online Friendlies modes, on top of the fact that it’s very hard to get. The publisher said that at first, the test will only be done in these modes so that they can keep an eye on any problems that might happen.
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In order to keep the risk of bugs in the game low, EA Sports said, “we limited the test to these two modes.” “We are hopeful that the game data and feedback we get from these two modes will help us better understand how Cross-play might be used in future games,” says the company.
EA says that when you play FIFA 22, look for a widget in the bottom-right corner of the menu if you want to be a tester. You’ll be able to choose whether or not to take part in the crossplay test after you’ve arrived at the page. It’s easy to choose your preferred setting, and you’ll be in or out in no time. Using this widget, you can also add friends by providing their EA login or the platform they play on, allowing you to team up with someone who isn’t on the same platform as you.
For now, EA doesn’t say how long this test will last, but it’s expected for more information to be unveiled as time progress.