FIFA 21 is out now, launching first in early access via EA Play, and one of the biggest new features is online co-op in Ultimate Team. Since you’re able to play with friends now, you’ll want to jump online with whoever you can. So that you know who exactly you’re able to team up with, here’s everything you need to know about whether FIFA 21 is cross platform.
Online multiplayer is a huge part of FIFA. Whether it be forming a squad in Clubs, taking friends’ teams on in FUT Friendlies, or taking a League Two team to Division One champions, it’s where most of the series’ fun is.
Is FIFA 21 Cross Platform?
Unfortunately, there is no cross platform play at all in FIFA 21. EA does not seem to be fans of cross platform play and they haven’t changed their stance for this year’s soccer title.
This will also carry over for the next generation of consoles. Not only will PS5 players not be able to play with Xbox Series X players, but players on different generations of consoles from the same family of systems also won’t be able to play together.
What that means is, while FUT progress will carry over from PS4 to PS5, players on PS4 will not be able to play with or against people on PS5. EA Sports confirmed the news in a reply to a tweet before the game’s launch. They said:
You won’t be able to play across console generations or cross-play in FIFA21. However, you will be able to carry over your FUT progression from PS4 to PS5 and Xbox 1 to Xbox Series X.
If that ever changes, we’ll be sure to update you here, but don’t hold your breath. It doesn’t seem like EA are interested in it, for FIFA 21 at least.
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