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EA addresses controversy over FIFA 23 Crossplay

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Players that were initially excited for FIFA 23 were disappointed to find out that there won't be any Pro Clubs crossplay this year.

In fact, only certain 1V1 game modes will offer the popular functions. This ended up pushing the #SaveProClubs agenda into a frenzy.

So, what did EA have to say about it? Let's check that out.

EA responds to FIFA 23 crossplay controversy

EA originally announced the omission of cross-play from Pro Clubs in FIFA 23 on Tuesday during the FIFA 23 Cross-Play Deep Dive pitch notes article.

Today, Community Managers Kyle Riley and Sheldon Rogers, as well as FIFA 23 Pro Clubs Producer Delaney Leatherdale, responded to the community backlash on EA's Top Bins Live show.

Check out their response here:

A couple of key notes throughout the video is Pro Clubs Producer at EA Delaney Leatherdale stating:

"I understand the mode, I understand the player's desires and wants within the mode. Unfortunately, in Pro Clubs and a few other modes, we will not be including it in cross-play at FIFA 23's launch."

It would seem that the main reason why FIFA 23 crossplay won't be available is that the technology behind it is too complex for EA to include.

They also anticipate revealing more information surrounding the topic in the future.

Original statement regarding crossplay

FIFA 23 crossplay was first mentioned during a deep dive provided by EA on Tuesday. The good news is that within the statement it was revealed that certain modes will have crossplay.

The statement reads that crossplay will be available 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.

FIFA 23 crossplay
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CROSSPLAY GUIDE: Here's which areas will have crossplay in FIFA 23

In the image above you can see that there will be FIFA 23 crossplay available, just not in the mode that many players had hoped.

Now, let's take a look at what the #SaveProClubs members are saying in response to these latest developments.

SaveProClubs Members on crossplay

The #SaveProClubs community responded quickly to the news surrounding FIFA 23 and the fact that Pro Clubs will likely not have the function.

It would seem that one member is just looking for "clarity" as to why EA is unable to include the function.

There is actually a long statement that @TheVFL posted on their Twitter account stating that they're demanding answers.

We'll have to see if EA releases any statements surrounding the recent uproar after their FIFA 23 crossplay response.

For more articles like this, take a look at our FIFA page.