Cross-progression and “cross-commerce” also confirmed.
Battlefield 2042 will offer crossplay between PC and console players, with some restrictions and opt-outs.
PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X / S owners can all play together, with the option to turn off mixing of PC and console groups if you wish.
Separately, PS4 and Xbox One console players can also play together, but separately from other platforms. This makes sense considering that last generation platforms offer 64 instead of 128 player games.
Otherwise, the experience on PS4 and Xbox One should be pretty much the same as on current generation consoles, EA said in a new EA Answers blog post, including dynamic weather events and environmental hazards. But the playable area on maps will be different – to cater to half as many people walking around on older consoles.
Battlefield 2042 will offer cross-progression on all platforms as well as “cross-commerce” – ie your purchases on PlayStation would also be available on PC or Xbox, for example.
The game’s technical play testing will now be held “later this summer” to include testing for cross-play.
The EA Answers post has a lot more detail if you want to learn more about the game’s skyscrapers, maps, and penguins.
Speaking of cards, EA announced that we would see more of this at the company’s upcoming EA Play event on July 22nd when Ripple Effect (formerly DICE LA) shows what it’s been working on.