Racing game F1 22 will get crossplay as part of a test this weekend and the weekend after. Players can play the Social Race and Two-Player Career game modes against each other regardless of which platform they play the game on. Crossplay will be finalized at the end of August.
Crossplay was intended to be a feature that F1 22 would have on release, but it was delayed due to a subcontractor from Ukraine responsible for developing the component for developer Codemasters. That left senior creative director Lee Mather of Codemasters know to RacingGames.gg.
Codemasters also understands Fridays as weekends. Codemasters doesn’t list times, but at the time of writing there are already Twitch streams demonstrating crossplay, so testing for this weekend has already started. Ranked play is not yet possible in combination with cross play and those who prefer not to play cross platform can turn that off. Developer Codemasters foresees not only that matchmaking will be faster with crossplay, but also that matchups with players of similar skill levels will be more frequent.
F1 22 came out on July 1 this year for Windows, the PlayStation 4 and 5, the Xbox One, and the Xbox Series X and S. It’s not the first Codemasters racing game to have crossplay: rally game Dirt 5 and Grid Legends, respectively from 2020 and 2021, have it too.
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