NHL 22 is coming on October 15, and many fans are wondering if the game will finally feature some sort of crossplay. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
NHL 22 won’t have crossplay of any nature, whether it be across systems or generations. That means you will only be able to play against those on the same console as you.
The game will be released on four different platforms this year: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 (PS4), and PlayStation 5 (PS5). Because of that, the player base will now be divided into four areas rather than the usual two.
With modes like the World of Chel and Hockey Ultimate Team, there’s obvious concern that there won’t be enough players to get into online matchups quickly enough. The EASHL community, which relies on up to 12 players per game, is especially concerned about the limited number of players available.
SGO has reached out to EA Sports for confirmation and more on this decision. We’ll update the story accordingly should a response be received.
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This is absolute bull crap cross platform play is the big thing this year…and the fact that I’m the only one in my group of friends with a ps5 ( rest have ps4), I can’t play with them. Can’t beleive I wasted money on this game
It takes me up to 20 min some days to find a game and I am playing as a D, always playing with the same dudes too.
If I buy the new NHL 22, which I been with this franchise since the beginning, and the number one reason why I play is to play with friends, now if there is no cross play from an Xbox series X which I have and a friend who has Xbox one, if I got the xfator edition and still can’t play with other people on another Xbox ea will loose a ton of money, people who have already pre-ordered will want there money back. This will won’t be good. Cross play needs to happen.
I feel that the hockey leagues such as LG and vg ad Facebook league would suffer if it wasn’t cross platform it makes no sense to let us do it in 21 but not 22 ea would be making a huge mistake that people would hate for sure
If you have PS5 then you will be able to play with PS4 players in EASHL, if you buy the NHL 22 X-Factor Edition (it gives access to both games, PS4 & 5).
If ps5 don’t cross with ps4 on any edition I will not buy the game … I’ve bought game every year since 2014 and my friends feel same way
lol dying game