For the first time in the game’s history, FIFA 22 will feature cross-play, EA has announced.
The feature, which allows players from different platforms to play the game together, will be a beta test for FIFA 23.
The Cross-play test will be available in Online Seasons and Online Friendlies, allowing you to play FIFA 22 with a player on another platform or climb the Online Seasons Divisions against players who may be on different platforms.
Cross-play will be limited to these two modes, according to EA, in order to avoid the functionality “introducing new concerns into the game.” Cross-play may be turned on or off from a menu in the bottom-right corner of the game’s main menu, and it can also be turned on or off from the Matchmaking Options menu.
When a player is on another platform, indicators will surface during online matches, but EA claims the test will have “no direct influence on the gameplay of FIFA 22.”
All players on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia versions of FIFA 22 will be eligible to participate in the Cross-play test.