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EA has not yet ruled out the possibility of cross-play coming to FIFA 23, saying ‘ they want to do right by the community’.
It follows fans voicing their anger over the lack of cross-play support for the upcoming FIFA 23.
In a statement directed to EA, a leader in the Pro Clubs community claimed EA was ‘out of touch’ with players and didn’t ‘understand what players want’.
According Delaney Leatherdale, as reported in WePC, Pro Clubs Producer at EA, the reason why there is no crossplay support for the mode in FIFA 23 is there is ‘added complexity’ due to the number of players involved.
“Unfortunately, in Pro Clubs and a few other modes, we will not be including it in cross-play at FIFA 23’s launch,” Leatherdale said.
“The reason is that there’s added complexity in developing modes with multiple players playing on the same team.”
Encouragingly, he then went on to add: “We want to make sure that we do right by the community, so we continue to explore the best technical implementation options at this time.”
While this is far from a confirmation that the mode will eventually support cross-platform gameplay, it does give us a glimmer of hope that something could happen.
FIFA 23 will feature crossplay support in FUT Division Rivals (except Co-Op), FUT Champions, FUT Ultimate Online Draft, FUT Online Friendlies (except Co-Op), FUT Play a Friend, Online Friendlies, Online Seasons (except Co-Op Seasons) and the Virtual Bundesliga competitive game mode that is available to players based in Germany.