FIFA 23 crossplay and cross-platform play explained

Crossplay has become an expected feature for a lot of multi-platform multiplayer releases - here’s what you need to know about the FIFA 23 crossplay features

FIFA 23 Crossplay: Multiple players can be seen watching a ball pass to another player

The FIFA 23 release date may be up in the air right now, but EA Sports’ next football game is coming and there’s a lot to look forward to when you take into account some of the exciting transfers we’ve seen between the 21/22 and 22/23 season. If you’re looking forward to play with your friends, no matter the platform, we have everything you need to know about FIFA 23 crossplay below.

Following the worldwide reveal on July 20, we now know that FIFA 23 crossplay is happening, albeit in a slightly limited way. While the leaked details were pretty much on the money in terms of what we can and can’t expect, there are some caveats for players looking to play with friends on another platform.

So if you’re looking to bring the FIFA’s 2022 World Cup trophy home with a friend, here’s  everything we know about the crossplay features coming to EA Sport’s next FIFA game, including the restrictions put on matchmaking and multiplayer.

FIFA 23 crossplay

So… Is FIFA 23 going to have crossplay features? Yes, FIFA 23 is going to have crossplay and cross-platform play between multiple platforms for the first time in the franchise. However, there are some limitations.

While players on new-gen (PS5, Xbox Series, PC) can play with each other and those on old-gen (PS4 and Xbox One) can matchmake together, this will only be available in 1v1 modes. This means you’ll be able to match against players on different platforms in FIFA Ultimate Team, Online Seasons, Online Friendlies, and more. You won’t, however, be able to play co-op Division Rivals cross-platform, nor will you be able to play Pro Clubs.

EA says this will be the case at launch and things might change at a later date. When that’ll be, though, is anyone’s guess.

We also know that Xbox, PlayStation and Stadia users will share a transfer market. PC and Nintendo Switch will still have their own.

Given this will be the first time players from all platforms can play together, we’ll keep this guide up to date with the latest information on FIFA 23 crossplay features.

While you’re waiting for the FIFA 23 release date, why not give your team a makeover and check out some of FIFA 22’s best kits right here.