EA Sports FC 24 will arrive in 2023, with the game set to take the football world by storm and usher in a new era.
With new eras come new challenges, and implementing cross-play across the board will likely be the biggest expectancy on EA this year.
We've already seen cross-play arrive in Ultimate Team, but it's the Pro Clubs mode that stands out like a sore thumb.
Check below for everything you need to know about cross-play implementation in EA Sports FC 24.
EA Sports FC 24 Cross-Play
EA has not yet revealed any official information regarding crossplay in EA Sports FC, so we can only speculate at this current time, using FIFA 23 as a reference.
FIFA 23 featured crossplay and cross-platform play between multiple platforms for the first time in the franchise.
Featured Game Modes
While players on Next-Gen could play with each other and those on previous-Gen can matchmake together, this is only available in 1v1 modes in FIFA 23.
This means you could match against players on different platforms in Ultimate Team, Online Seasons and Online Friendlies in FIFA 23.
This feature will most definitely remain for EA Sports FC.
However, FIFA 23's Pro Clubs mode does not support crossplay at the time of writing.
EA is said to be working on implementing crossplay to the mode which can see as many as 22 players taking part at once.
Perhaps the beginning of the new franchise will see EA make crossplay available on EA Sports FC, but this remains to be seen.
New Mode, More Cross-Play?
Whilst the standard modes of Pro Clubs and Ultimate could are expected to see cross-play love in EA Sports FC 24, there is still one mode that could be omitted due to its infancy.
It has been speculated that an Online Career Mode will be added into EA Sports FC 24, with EA working on the mode for the last few months.
An online Career Mode would work similarly to Seasons, only giving you the chance to make signings and battle against your friends with customised formations and squads.
With plenty of logistical hurdles in the way of an Online Career Mode, we could cross-play missing, if of course, this mode arrives at all.
Last year, EA made an Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23 available to purchase which came with several unique bonuses.
One of these bonuses is being granted access to both the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game, allowing you to switch between the two with ease on the same account or console.
All you need to do to switch between the two versions is press options on the game and then under 'game version' change to whichever one you like.
We expect an Ultimate Edition of EA Sports FC to be made available, giving you similar unique bonuses.
So, if you've got a Next-Gen console but want to link up with your friends who haven't managed to secure one yet, the Ultimate Edition is for you.