EA Sports said this week that it will be testing crossplay in FIFA 22 “in the near future.” However, the crossplay test will not be available on every platform the game is published on, nor will it be available in every mode. While this initial implementation of crossplay is only a test, those who do not like to participate can easily opt-out of the trial run if they choose to keep matchmaking to their current platform.
This test will be available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Stadia platforms, according to EA Sports in a post on the FIFA website this week. Crossplay is only available in the Online Seasons and Online Friendlies modes, on top of the limited availability. The publisher stated that it is initially limiting the test to these modes in order to keep on top of any difficulties that may arise, which is a usual approach for these types of cross-platform tests.
“While we want to enable our players to play with as many friends and others as possible, we limited the test to these two modes with the aim of reducing the chance for introducing new issues into the game,” EA Sports said. “We are confident that the game data and feedback that we get from these two modes will help inform how Cross-play could further be implemented in future titles.”
When playing FIFA 22, search for a widget in the bottom-right corner of the menu if you wish to participate in the test, according to EA. You’ll notice an opportunity to opt-in or out of the crossplay test after you’ve arrived. Simply choose your preferred setting and you’ll be in or out in no time. You may also add friends to this widget by entering their EA login or the platform they’re playing on, allowing you to team up with someone who isn’t on the same platform as you.
EA didn’t say how long this test would go until crossplay was completely enabled across platforms, but it’s assumed that we’ll learn more once it’s been running for a while.