EA Electronics launched in September 2022opus FIFA 23. This new version of the football simulation game relies on a particularly new engine to offer impressive realism.
This is also on the list of innovations Cross game which makes the game more open. Here are all the details you need to know about this much-loved feature.
Introducing Crossplay in Fifa 23
Crossplay is a feature that allows you to play matches with users from online and other platforms. Indeed, FIFA 23 exists PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and Microsoft Windows. As the game is clearly cross-platform, EA Electronics has developed a system to overcome technological barriers. This was especially the reason Cross game.
If this functionality was already tested in FIFA 22, its deployment in FIFA 23 was a great success. Therefore, Crossplay was one of EA Electronics’ biggest points of contention when it launched the game. Obviously, it’s appreciated by players who can interact with a larger community.
Crossplay initially allows players from different platforms to compete online. However, exceptions include the use of the feature. Indeed, only platform users of the same generation can benefit from it.
Cross-play is therefore possible between FIFA 23 players on PlayStation5, Xbox Series X|S, Google Stadia and PC. Additionally, the feature is also available among users of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
Note that the Nintendo Switch platform does not benefit from Crossplay. This is probably due to the accumulation of incompatibilities between their respective technologies.
How can I enable or disable this feature?
Activating Crossplay in FIFA 23 does not require any special maneuvers. Indeed, it is automatically activated when the game starts. Therefore, Crossplay becomes the default option and can be disabled from the screen. “Online Settings”.
This screen can be found especially at the FIFA main menu level or through the menus FOOTBALL and VOLTA FOOTBALL. However, Crossplay may not be enabled by default on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. In practice, this feature is only supported if the console settings allow it.
Modes supported by Crossplay
The crossplay experiment limited the feature to friendlies in FIFA 22. However, the new version of the game expands the choice to different modes. In FIFA 23, it can be enjoyed in the following modes:
- FUT Champions,
- FUT Ultimate Online Draft,
- FUT Division Rivals (without Co-Op),
- FUT Online Friendly Games (Without Co-Op),
- Play FUT With Friend,
- Online Friends,
- Online Seasons (without Co-op).
Besides, Cross game Virtual Bundesliga only available to players residing in Germany. On the other hand, Clubs Pro mode is not included in Crossplay functionality. But this situation may change soon. Indeed, EA Electronics claims to have studied this possibility.
The success of Crossplay should therefore encourage developers to enable the feature for matchmaking-based modes. Cross-platform play may later be available for Pro Clubs or even VOLTA and FUT Co-op modes. However, the specific date has not been announced yet.
Managing the transfer market in crossplay mode
Since the FUT mode is supported by Crossplay, the transfer market has also adapted to this feature. So this menu now takes platform groups into account. However, PC and Nintendo Switch players maintain their own transfer markets.
Indeed, the FUT transfer market is the same across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Stadia. In particular, it allows users to see and interact with items listed from other platforms. For example, Xbox One items are available to PlayStation 5 users and vice versa.
Also, PC and Nintendo Switch players maintain their own transfer markets. Therefore, global lists are not available to them. It should be noted that even if Crossplay is enabled in FIFA 23 on PC, its transfer market remains private.
FUT leaderboards in crossplay mode
The arrival of crossplay has also been factored into the various FUT rankings. However, players are allowed two choices.
If Crossplay is enabled, overall ratings is displayed by default. Therefore, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Satdia players are eligible to participate in the world ranking. In addition, the latter takes into account all platforms. Thus, global rankings are available for modes Divisional Rivals, local Rivals and at Club level.
However, players can also refer to local rankings that only count data from their own platform. In particular, when Crossplay is activated, it is possible to alternate between the two tables. If not enabled, only local ratings will be displayed.
Additionally, this redesign also marks the disappearance of Top 200 Team Battles. Indeed, this group now offers only one level of reward.
Access Crossplay from the EA Social menu
In FIFA 23, EA Electronics introduced a social menu to create a more convenient connection between players. It can be accessed especially through a widget available at the level of the main menu and other game screens.
The EA social menu is primarily designed to connect users. Indeed, it allows them to find other players, send and receive invitations, make friend requests or manage their friends list. Therefore, there are many options for practical and personal use. However, this social menu also allows players to identify friends whose platforms are not compatible for Crossplay.
Users can clearly tell the difference at the level “Online Status” this is only available if it is Crossplay compatible. In addition, a sign is often displayed if a friend has disabled this feature. Also, if friend invites are sent from other platforms, they will automatically be redirected to the social menu.