This is FANTASTIC news … just imagine, anyone can join the same game whether you own PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S or a PC!
Taken from Engadget … EA and DICE have shed some light on their plans for cross-play in Battlefield 2042. While the feature is still in development, there likely won’t be a way for all players to join the same lobbies.
During an upcoming invite-only technical playtest, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC players will be able to hop into games together. DICE is planning to split the player pool between gamers on those platforms and those on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC and console players can opt out from playing against each other, which might soothe concerns about the disparity between controllers and mouse and keyboard.
Dividing players between console generations might come as a disappointment to some, especially for those with friends who don’t have a decent gaming rig or haven’t been able to snag a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S. However, it makes sense. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will have smaller lobbies than on PC and current consoles, with 64 players instead of 128, as well as slightly condensed maps. Gameplay will otherwise be the same on all platforms, including weather events like tornados.
Cross-progression is in the works too. Your progress and items (including ones you buy) will carry over from one platform to another, so if you hop between PC and PlayStation or Xbox, you’ll have access to all of your gear.
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