Earlier today, publisher Electronic Arts (EA) took to its EA Answers website to go into more detail about the upcoming Battlefield 2042. In addition to new gameplay details, the website also discusses how the game’s cross-play functionality will work.
To start, Battlefield 2042 will allow PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC players to play with each other. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can also join up together, but they will be separate from the other platforms. That is mainly due to the match sizes — 64 players on last-generation consoles compared to 128 players on PC and the newer consoles.
Otherwise, don’t expect the experience to differ drastically across all platforms. Even the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Battlefield 2042 will include dynamic weather events and environmental hazards. That said, map sizes on the two older consoles will be smaller due to the smaller match sizes.
To test cross-play, EA will hold a technical playtest later this summer. It was delayed a bit to incorporate the feature.
EA also confirmed Battlefield 2042 will feature cross-progression across all platforms. Lastly, the game also supports “cross-commerce.” That means your purchases on the PlayStation 5 will be accessible on PC or Xbox, for example.
Battlefield 2042 is due for release October 22 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC.