EA DICE has confirmed that cross-play and cross-progression is in the works for Battlefield 2042, with the developer delaying a planned technical test so they can test the feature.
In the latest Battlefield Briefing answering common questions, the studio said “One of your most frequently asked questions is about cross-play. We can confirm it’s a function we’re looking to build and test for Battlefield 2042. To accommodate that, we’ve made the decision to move the Technical Playtest to later this summer so we’ll have the opportunity to test the cross-play functionality.”
During the test, EA DICE say, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC players will be able to test playing together, and in the final game EA hope to have those three formats playing together in one pool with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players in another. In addition to Battlefield 2042 cross-play, EA say they’re also building cross-progression and cross-commerce, meaning your progress and any cosmetics for your multiplayer soldier will be able to follow you no matter which format you play.
A few other features revealed in the Q&A include how AI soldiers will be able to be used in Multiplayer to fill up servers as previously revealed, but also to play co-op with friends or to go solo against a team of AI players. However, the game will not feature an offline option and you’ll have to play while connected to the internet.
Battlefield 2042 was formally unveiled last month, and we can expect more information during the EA Play Live event which is scheduled for next week. Battlefield 2042 launches on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 22.
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