Elden Ring – FromSoftware’s upcoming high-fantasy ARPG game – has cemented itself as one of the most hotly anticipated titles in recent memories. Boasting stunning vistas alongside classic RPG creatures and a whole new story, we’re incredibly excited to see what the finished love child of FromSoftware and Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin will look like when the Elden Ring release date finally rolls around.
One feature that has already been confirmed is Elden Ring co-op, and it looks like it’ll operate similarly to how it does in other FromSoftware games like Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne. With your friends in tow, you’ll be able to take on the beasties found within Elden Ring’s sprawling open world. Alternatively, if PvP’s your thing, you’ll be able to rudely interrupt another co-op session in search of blood.
But while co-op returns in FromSoft’s latest game, will Elden Ring have cross-play? Will PC, PlayStation, and Xbox players all be able to squad up and take on this new fantastical world together?
Additionally, will Elden Ring be cross-gen? Find out the answers to all of these questions below.
Elden Ring crossplay
It has not been confirmed that Elden Ring will support crossplay between PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.
When the game’s Closed Network Test was first announced in mid-October 2021, Bandai Namco stated that the game would not allow it. With that being said, this only applied to PlayStation and Xbox players as the test was console-only, and only during the testing period. Therefore, there’s every chance that full cross-play support could still make an appearance in time for the Elden Ring release date.
Elden Ring cross-gen
As it stands, Elden Ring will have cross-gen support.
For the Closed Network Test, Bandai Namco confirmed that Elden Ring would support cross-gen co-op, with PlayStation 4 and 5 players able to team up. The same applied to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One players.
As this has only been confirmed for the test, cross-gen support has yet to be greenlit for the final game. With that said, it would be a strange decision to remove the option after including it during testing.
And that’s all we have for now on Elden Ring cross-play and cross-gen support. While there’s still some time to go until the game launches things could very well change, so be sure to check back for the latest updates closer to the time.