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EA has ‘looked at’ cross-platform play for FIFA

Mike Harradence Updated on by

EA Sports' FIFA series has yet to dabble in the realm of cross-platform play, but that doesn't mean the company hasn't flirted with the idea. 

Speaking with Eurogamer at E3, the series' creative director, Matt Prior, revealed that EA has 'looked at' the idea of cross-platform play and that it's 'something we often talk about.'

FIFA 19 obviously doesn't include cross-platform play, but there's nothing to say that future games won't include the feature.

Having said that, Prior revealed that there 'are a lot of issues to work through,' among which includes first-party policies. Clearly though, Prior sees the interest in cross-platform play from a consumer standpoint.

'From a consumer standpoint, it makes the community that much broader, which makes it that much more compelling,' he said. 

'It's something we're aware of,' Prior continued. 'I'm not making any promises. But you've seen that [cross-platform play] happen for the first time very recently. If you'd asked me that a few years ago I'd probably have said, "it's not going to happen. We'll monitor and see." I think it would be a net benefit to the users.'

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FIFA 19 is due out on PlayStation 4, PC, Switch, and Xbox One on September 28.

One company that isn't jumping on board the cross-platform play bandwagon is Sony, with ex-Sony Online boss John Smedley suggesting the whole situation is simply down to money.



FIFA 19

on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release Date:

31 December 2018