Unlike games such as Fortnite and Rocket League, FIFA 19 will not support cross-platform play. This is disappointing, but don’t blame the developers. According to an interview with Eurogamer, those working on FIFA 19 would like to see the feature included.
FIFA 19 Creative Director Matt Prior seemed to point blame squarely at first-party policies. "It's something we've looked at, and it's something we often talk about," he told Eurogamer. "There are a lot of issues to work through. I'm trying to be diplomatic here! There are a lot of issues to work through with various first parties. From a consumer standpoint, it makes the community that much broader, which makes it that much more compelling."
When asked if cross-platform support would ever be included in FIFA 19 or any future FIFA games, Prior sounded hopeful. "It's something we're aware of," he said. "I'm not making any promises. But you've seen that [cross-platform play] happen for the first time very recently. If you'd asked me that a few years ago I'd probably have said, 'it's not going to happen. We'll monitor and see.' I think it would be a net benefit to the users. One day!"
As of right now, FIFA doesn’t even support a cross-platform account system. This means your FUT progress and purchases are all tied to an individual system. You can’t play on an Xbox One, then pick up your Switch where you left off. Hopefully the issues with first parties Prior mentioned can be resolved quickly.
So what do you think? Would you like to see cross-platform support added to FIFA 19? What other games would you like to see support cross-platform play? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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