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Here's whether EA will finally include cross-platform play in FIFA 22

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FIFA 21 still has plenty left to offer, with the Festival of FUTball promo underway in Ultimate Team!

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However, we're taking a look at what FIFA 22 will have to offer.

So, will we finally see a cross-platform title from EA?

Latest - Festival of FUTball out now

The first set of Path to Glory players has arrived as part of the Festival of FUTball.

There are some great new cards available, and they can get better too throughout the summer.

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OUT NOW - Get your hands on these brilliant new cards now

Antoine Griezmann and Kai Havertz have both received 95 OVR's meaning a successful Euro 2020 campaign will see them join Pele.

Take a look at the Festival of FUTball Team 1.

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Cross-Platform

Despite a Next Gen launch for the current FIFA title - FIFA 21 - we've yet to see EA incorporate cross-platform gaming into their hit football sim.

They shut down rumours of cross-play in FIFA 21 fairly swiftly, addressing the question over on social media with the following comment:

"You won't be able to play across console generations or cross-play in FIFA 21"

But how about in FIFA 22? A year down the line from the release of the Next Gen consoles, will now finally be the time to give cross-play the green light?

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Will Cross-Play be available on FIFA 22?

Currently, we have had no confirmation as to whether EA will be incorporating cross-platform gaming into FIFA 22.

But with that said, we are hopeful to see Microsoft and Sony join forces on FIFA 22.

Cross-platform gaming has become more and more common over the last 12 months.

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The likes of Fortnite, Rocket League and Call of Duty Warzone all feature cross-platform gaming, as the bridge between Microsoft and Sony has begun to narrow.

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There would be a number of features that would remain console-specific though - the likes of the Weekend League competitions as to ensure there is a clear divide between PlayStation and Xbox for ranking purposes - but the likes of FUT Friendlies and Pro Clubs could well be on the cross-play agenda.

As always, we'll keep you up to date with any developments on this story in due course so be sure to keep an eye on RealSport101 for all the latest.

Will FIFA 22 have a new engine?

FIFA 17 was the first game to make use of EA’s Frostbite Engine.

As we near the climax of FIFA 21, frustrations players had with the game and the engine all those years ago are still prevalent today.

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However, a new console generation could come with a fresh engine for EA’s sports endeavours.

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EA opted to stick to the Frostbite Engine for FIFA 21, as well as other recent games such as Need for Speed Heat, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This could signal that a new engine is waiting in the wings or at the very least being prepped for the new console generation.

A new engine for EA's next title could mean improvements to FIFA of an unprecedented degree.

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