If you have been a fan of any FromSoft game, you will know there has never been any crossplay with any of its games. If they add a crossplay mode, then great, but there is a lot of time needed to implement it into any game. A game this big is not an easy game to implement crossplay, either.
Elden Ring doesn’t have crossplay because FromSoft doesn’t want to discuss crossplay with Sony and Xbox’s teams. It is way more expensive and a hassle to get it working properly.
To be perfectly honest, the game does not need it. The PVP and co-op players are not angry about it, but it doesn’t need a crossplay mode. We are perfectly fine that they haven’t implemented it at all, and if you are angry, get over it. If they add a crossplay mode, that would be great, but for now, no crossplay mode is available.
Why doesn’t FromSoft add crossplay to Elden Ring?
Another big reason FromSoft won’t add a crossplay mode is that they made Multiplayer harder to get into. You might want to play with your buddy on the console, but the thing is, older generation consoles and even the new ones aren’t as powerful as a PC is. Obviously, the game is locked at 60 FPS; we don’t know why FromSoft did this.
Every game FromSoft released has had a locked framerate, but crossplay is still not implemented. No one knows the exact reason behind their decisions, but it does help to see that they haven’t been lazy with this game. There have been some optimization issues on the PC, but those have been resolved in the recent patches.
Multiplayer isn’t the game’s main focus, so why would they go through the hassle of implementing crossplay when their main focus is on the core gameplay? It is not the hardest thing to do in the world, but we appreciate that they spent more time on the actual game than implementing a mechanic that only 5% of players would use.
Would crossplay work in Elden Ring?
As we said before, it might work but is unnecessary for a game. There are so many consoles and PCs that it is extremely difficult to optimize everything together. Yes, you might think it is a basic thing that most games have today, but you just need to chill out and let the developer do whatever they want.
Gamers are the most nit-picky people on the planet, so it is not unusual to see people getting angry at this. Just play the game and enjoy your time in the world that FromSoft has made. You aren’t looking at the bright side if you are caught up in what they haven’t implemented.