Cross Platform Games – A List Of Crossplay Games

Taking a look at some of the best cross platform games out there

Cross Platform Games

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Cross platform games are something that has become more and more common over the last few years, with many game developers deciding to support this feature and let us play with our friends, regardless of what platform. Some of the biggest modern titles feature cross platform support, such as Call Of Duty Warzone, Fortnite, and Rocket League. New games on the horizon like Battlefield 2042 are also going to feature cross play and surely it is only a matter of time until EA Sports games enter the fold too.

It isn’t just cross platform support we see either, with many devs creating games that feature cross generation support too, allowing new and old-gen consoles to play each other. Of course, when it comes to cross platform games, PC players undoubtedly have the advantage but most cross play games will come with a feature that allows you to play PC or console players only.

What Are Cross Platform Games?

Cross platform games, also known as cross play games, are games that you can play online against others regardless of what platform they are using. Essentially, if you have a cross platform game on the PS5 but your friend has an Xbox Series X, then you can play on the same server as each other. Not only that but you can also play against other platforms such as PC and test out your controller skill against the full might of the keyboard and mouse. Historically, crossplay and cross platform mean entirely different things, with cross platform being a game that is playable across multiple platforms. Crossplay is generally used to describe a game that is playable on multiple platforms via online multiplayer.

Generally, more accessible games tend to feature cross play but cross platform is still in its early days. Games that do support cross play are rare, however, they offer more versatility and options to the players and this feature is usually considered a standout one.

 

Best Cross Platform Games/ Crossplay Games

Let’s take a look at the best cross platform games in general first.

  • Battlefield 2042: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC
  • Halo Infinite: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Destiny 2: PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Stadia
  • Fortnite: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC
  • Overwatch: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Among Us: Android, iOS, PC, Switch
  • Apex Legends: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch
  • Chivalry 2: PC, PS4, PS5 Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Call of Duty: Warzone: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X, PS5
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S
  • Minecraft: Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC
  • Rocket League: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4
  • Gears Of War 4: PC, Xbox One

 

Other Cross Platform Games/ Crossplay Games

The list grows year on year, with cross-play becoming a much bigger feature than it has been in the past.

  • ARK: Survival Evolved: Xbox, PC
  • Among Us: Android, iOS, PC, Switch
  • Brawlhalla: Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Dauntless: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
  • Dead by Daylight: Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Fantasy Strike: PS4, Switch, PC
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: PS4, PC
  • Genshin Impact: PC, PS4, Android, iOS
  • Guilty Gear Strive: PS4, PS5, PC
  • Hyper Scape: Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Minecraft Dungeons: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
  • MLB The Show 21: Xbox Series X, PS5, Xbox One, PS4
  • Need for Speed: Heat: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • No Man’s Sky: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Paladins: Champions of the Realm: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid: Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Realm Royale: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4
  • Rogue Company: PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • SMITE: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4
  • Spellbreak: Epic Games Store, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
  • Star Wars: Squadrons: Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Super Mega Baseball 2: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
  • Super Mega Baseball 3: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
  • World of Warships: Legends: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • World War Z: Xbox One, PC

Free Cross Platform Games/ Crossplay Games

Some of the best free cross platform games currently available are free to play too.

  • Genshin Impact: Mobile, PC, PS4 & PS5
  • Fortnite: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC
  • Apex Legends: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch
  • Call of Duty: Warzone: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X, PS5
  • Halo Infinite: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Rocket League: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4
  • Realm Royale: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4
  • Rogue Company: PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • SMITE: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4
  • Spellbreak: Epic Games Store, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
  • World of Warships: Legends: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Dauntless: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
  • Warframe: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC

Xbox PC Crossplay Games

There are some Microsoft/ Xbox exclusive games that only feature crossplay between PC and your Xbox console.

  • ARK: Survival Evolved: Xbox, PC
  • Gears Of War 4: PC, Xbox One
  • World War Z: Xbox One, PC
  • Deep Rock Galactic: Xbox One, PC
  • Sea Of Thieves: Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PC

Cross Platform Multiplayer Games

These are the best crossplay multiplayer games that you and your friends can enjoy across platforms.

  • Battlefield 2042: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
  • Destiny 2: PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Stadia
  • Fortnite: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC
  • Overwatch: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Among Us: Android, iOS, PC, Switch
  • Apex Legends: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch
  • Chivalry 2: PC, PS4, PS5 Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Call of Duty: Warzone: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X, PS5
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S
  • Minecraft: Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC
  • Rocket League: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4
  • Guilty Gear Strive: PS4, PS5, PC
  • Minecraft Dungeons: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
  • MLB The Show 21: Xbox Series X, PS5, Xbox One, PS4
  • Need for Speed: Heat: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Realm Royale: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4
  • Rogue Company: PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • SMITE: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4
  • World of Warships: Legends: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Warframe: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC

 

What Is Cross Generation?

If you come across a game that features cross-gen support, this means that the game can be played on the new and old generations of consoles. For example, if a game was released on the Playstation 4 and 5 with cross-gen support, it wouldn’t matter which console you had.

What Is Cross Progression?

Cross progression allows any progress you’ve made in-game to be shared on different platforms. Your game save data would be saved to an account and then if you happened to trade in your Playstation for an Xbox, you could continue the game without having to start again.

Why Aren’t All Games Cross Platform?

For a lot of games, specifically shooters, it can come down to imbalances with input devices. Keyboard and mouse players had a distinct advantage, even with that aim assist nonsense that seems to feature with some FPS games.

It is also possible that cross play isn’t desirable when we think about the different platform’s policy enforcement. For example, Sony can’t really take action against Steam or Xbox when there is abusive behavior.

Regardless, we would all like the majority of games, if not all, to feature cross platform support as it just makes our lives a lot easier.

Cross Platform Vs Cross Play – What’s The Difference?

Generally speaking, both of these terms can be thought of to mean the same thing when it comes to gaming. Cross play and cross platform games allow you to play with your friends, regardless if they are on PC, Xbox, Playstation, or Nintendo. Some games only allow specific cross play features though, for example between Xbox and Playstation, or between Xbox and PC, whereas others allow full cross platform action!

If we delve deeper into it, cross play has been typically used to show a game can be played multiplayer across different platforms, whereas cross platform was traditionally used to show a game is coming out for multiple different platforms, however, this is no longer the case.

 

Final Word

Cross platform games are fast becoming the future, with more support than ever before for this feature. We are still some way of all games being cross play but we live and hope. There is now a huge selection of games that offer full and part cross platform support and other features such as cross progression and cross-gen support are becoming more common too.

What games are cross platform 2021?

  • Fortnite:PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC
  • Apex Legends: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Call of Duty: Warzone: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X, PS5
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series X
  • Minecraft: Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC
  • Rocket League: Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4

Is PS5 and Xbox cross platform?

This depends on the game but yes there are a few cross platform games for the Xbox and Playstation

Is Minecraft Cross Platform?

Yes, Minecraft is cross platform/ crossplay between platforms.

Is Overwatch Cross Platform?

Yes, Overwatch is cross platform.

Is Destiny 2 Cross Platform?

Yes, cross platform is a newly implemented feature by Bungie that arrived this year (2021).

 

Is PUBG Cross Platform?

Yes, cross platform is a feature on PUBG, however, only between consoles.

Is Apex Cross Platform?

Yes, Apex Legends is cross platform

Is Ark Cross Platform?

Yes, Ark Survival Evolved is cross platform

Is Dead By Daylight Cross Platform?

Yes, Dead By Daylight features cross platform

Is GTA 5 Cross Platform?

No, GTA 5 is not cross platform

 

Is Battlefield 5 Cross Platform?

No, Battlefield 5 is not cross platform

Is Splitgate Cross Platform?

Yes, Splitgate is cross platform