FIFA’s creator, EA Sports, has responded to fans who were disappointed that FIFA 23 Pro Clubs will not support crossplay.
An announcement yesterday revealed all of the upcoming changes to Pro Clubs and Volta Football in FIFA 23, but the addition of crossplay wasn’t one of them.
Crossplay comes for the first time in the FIFA line of games, for those who want to take part in multiplayer modes like FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT).
This allows PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Google Stadia, and PC users to all play together, while PS4 and Xbox One users can also share a game.
However, modes like Pro Clubs and Volta Football require up to 22 people for each game, making crossplay difficult to implement.
The director of these modes, Richard Waltz, issued a statement addressing fans’ disappointment with the decision.
He wrote: “I share your desire to see crossplay in Pro Clubs and understand the frustrations that it hasn’t been included in FIFA 23’s launch.
“While we are excited about the first steps towards introducing new cross-play features in FIFA 23.
“We also see what cross-play functionality could mean for Pro Clubs mode, with the potential to improve matchmaking and allow friends from different platforms of the same generation to play together.
“With the scale of such an important feature, our goal is to provide you with the best possible experience.”
While confirming that crossplay will not be available in Pro Clubs at launch, he added that the team is working on it and hope EA Sports can implement crossplay in Pro Clubs in the future.
“As we look at our crossplay future, our focus is on matchmaking in Pro Clubs, Volta and FUT Co-op, as well as cross-platform lobby invites and ultimately cross-platform Pro Clubs.
“We look forward to providing updates in the future as the team continues to implement the plan for the future of crossplay.
Finally, he thanked the FIFA community for their feedback.
“We love the passion of our community.
“They help strengthen our resolve to push the mode forward and bring quality changes for you as a player to enjoy.”
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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