EA has publicised plans for a cross-play test for FIFA 22 for players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia.
The test itself will be restricted to FIFA 22’s Online Seasons and Online Friendlies modes where players will be able to team up to play together or challenge rivals, no matter the console they are on.
Part of the cross-play test announcement shared by EA included an image where we can see the option to opt-out of the cross-play test altogether. Cross-play will also become a part of the title’s menu settings when it gets implemented in full.
“We’re eager to let our players connect across multiple platforms, and in the near future we’ll be testing Cross-play functionality in Online Seasons and Online Friendlies on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia versions of EA SPORTS FIFA 22. We’re looking forward to seeing your feedback on Answers HQ and we’ll cover everything you need to know about Cross-play in this article. We’ll let you know when this Cross-play test kicks off on EAFIFADirect as well as in-game.”
You can also directly search for a friend using the same prompt on the screen where you will search for them using their EA account.
“In order to Cross-play with a friend in Online Friendlies during this test, first you’ll want to open the widget we mentioned above and add your friend to the in-game friends list. You can search for your friend by their platform or EA username as indicated by the on screen button prompt. Once you have found your friend’s name, select them and choose the option to add them as a friend. Your friend should accept your request in the widget.
To play with a friend, you can select their name from your friends list in the widget and follow the button prompts to invite them to a match. You can also simply enter the Online Friendlies mode and select your friend from the list presented on screen to invite them to a match.”