DICE, the EA-owned studio and developer of the Battlefield 2042, has confirmed that the highly anticipated multiplayer title will indeed support cross-platform gaming between PC and consoles.
The studio silently confirmed the support of the feature in a recent blog post that also addressed several questions about the game’s mechanics, characters, AI, and maps. In regards to cross-play, the studio says that the functionality will link gamers on PC with gamers playing the game on PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.
Additionally, neither the PlayStation 4 (PS4) nor Xbox One are included in that list and that according to DICE, is due to the technical limitations of the older consoles, which only support up to 64 players online and not the 128-player limit promised for the PC and newer consoles.
On top of that, the blog also mentioned that the studio is also working on cross-progression and cross-commerce functionality in Battlefield 2042, which will allow players to carry their achievements and unlock character upgrades and abilities, regardless of the platform they access the game on. As mentioned, all these functionalities and features will be available via the developer’s Technical Playtest that is expected to be available within the new couple of months.
Battlefield 2042 is slated for an October 2021 launch, barring any unforeseen circumstances, of course.