Your pool of potential FIFA 22 rivals will soon extend beyond your platform of choice. 9to5Googlenotes EA has confirmed plans for a FIFA 22 cross-play test on PlayStation 5, Stadia and Xbox Series X/S. Once the test is available, you can opt in to play against a wider range of gamers in Online Seasons and Online Friendlies. You'll have to add buddies to the in-game friends list if you want them to join in, but there otherwise won't be any associated headaches.EA didn't say just when the test would launch, or when it might become a regular feature of the game. The publisher is expecting feedback in its community forum when the test launches, however.The test will no doubt frustrate you if you're an PS4 or Xbox One owner. All the same, this may be one of the more influential cross-play additions in recent memory. The FIFA series remains one of the most popular sports games worldwide, and that has typically made your choice of console important — you didn't want to get an Xbox if all your friends would play the latest FIFA title on PlayStations. Cross-play support will let virtual soccer fans use the platform they want without fear of being cut off from their social circles.
Eight months after the game's original launch, EA Sports is now finally testing out cross-play for FIFA 22. The announcement was made in the game's latest edition of Pitch Notes, which revealed that the publishing giant will now be running tests on the new feature across the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Unfortunately, previous-gen consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One weren't mentioned, so it's not known at the moment whether cross-play will ever arrive properly on those platforms, but those on current-gen devices will be able to play with each other across both Online Seasons and Online Friendlies.EA noted that it has decided to restrict cross-play to just these two modes for now because it doesn't want to introduce more potential issues with the game, but players can probably expect a wider coverage once the feature officially launches for the title.As for how you can enable or disable it, EA says there'll be a new widget on the bottom right corner of your screen when you're on either mode, allowing you to toggle cross-play on and off. From there, you'll also be able to find your friends playing FIFA 22 regardless of their platform, or choose people to either mute or block. Alternatively, you can find all of these settings in the Matchmaking Options Settings screen.There's currently no specific launch or end date for the cross-play test, and EA hasn't announced when it might become a full feature, but it hopes to look at community feedback after the test.In other related news, the publisher and Codemasters have offered a first look at the Miami track in F1 22.Click here to view full gallery at HYPEBEAST
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