Codemasters and EA have announced F1 22 cross-play is coming later this month. Prior to arrival they will be hosting beta sessions starting tomorrow through August 7. If you miss out this week, they have another scheduled to begin on August 12 through August 14.
Players will be able to race with friends across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam and Origin in Social Race and Two-Player Career modes.
“Cross-play brings all our players together and allows them to settle the score of who is the best driver across all platforms,” said Lee Mather, F1 Senior Creative Director at Codemasters. “Cross-play also allows us to create better matchmaking opportunities so players can compete against rival racers with similar attributes.”
The cross-play integration feature will improve matchmaking and allow friends to come together regardless of platform. Those who wish to compete exclusively against devices from the same family of devices also have the option to disable cross-play. By using the ‘Invite Friends’ option in the game lobby, session hosts can invite friends on other platforms. Players can view and accept requests while racing by pausing the game and clicking the ‘Invitations and Requests’ option.