While exploring the vast, unforgiving yet stunning open-world of the Lands Between is a central theme of Elden Ring, another significant aspect of the game is being able to play online multiplayer, which begs the question, “Is cross-platform play is a supported feature?” Not everyone plays Elden Ring on PlayStation; likewise, not all Tarnished are experiencing their adventure via PC. Players with friends who own the game on a different platform might wish to join their comrades in battle against Margit or Godrick. As a result, it would be helpful to know whether or not FromSoftware has implemented cross-platform support for Elden Ring.
Does Elden Ring Support Cross-Platform Play?
Unfortunately, Elden Ring does not currently support cross-platform play and may never will for the foreseeable future. FromSoftware’s past titles, such as Dark Souls 3, did not feature cross-network multiplayer, meaning players of a particular console or PC could only interact with similar players. On the other hand, Elden Ring does allow fans to partake in “cross-gen” play.
“Cross-gen” play is similar to cross-platform, except instead of letting Xbox or PlayStation users play together, the feature allows PS4 owners to interact with PS5 users. Likewise, those playing on Xbox can join their friends who own the game on an older generation of the console.
To play cross-gen multiplayer in Elden Ring, players can perform the same actions as if they were playing with those on the same console. Fingers, like the Tarnished’s Furled Fingers, can be used to draw summon signs on the ground. If Xbox One users wish to call over their Xbox Series X friends, they must consume a Furlcalling Finger Remedy. This process is the same for PS4 or PS5 users looking to play with each other.
Elden Ring is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.