Having the ability to play any game cross-platform became one of the parameters to judge the game by. If everything is fantastic, from the background story to “real-life experience,” but the game cannot be played cross-platform, it won’t be ranked as high. Why is that?
Well, simply because people want to have the ability to play the game with their friends regardless of the console they are using. So, for example, if you have a PC and your best friend has PlayStation 4, and both of you just love to play Minecraft, there is no reason not to be able to play together and join each other’s world.
Now, the problem is that the cross-play world can be very confusing. Some games can be cross-played only on certain consoles, such as PlayStation 5 and Xbox, while the option is not enabled for PC even though there is a PC version. I tried to check as many games and cross-platform options as possible and list them here for you. So, let’s start.
Full cross-platform support
Here, I’ve made a list of popular cross-platform games that support cross-play for all the platforms. What pleased me the most while exploring the subject is seeing the list growing more and more, which means that developers are listening to their gaming audience. Let’s see what we have here.
|Among Us||Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC|
|Apex Legends||Xbox One, PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War||PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X|
|Call of Duty: Warzone||PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, PS5|
|Final Fantasy XIV||PS4, PC, Mac|
|Fortnite||PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, mobile, Xbox Series X, PS5|
|Genshin Impact||PS4, PC, Android, iOS|
|Minecraft||Xbox One, PC, Switch, PS4, Android, iOS|
|Minecraft: Dungeons||PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch|
|Need for Speed: Heat||PS4, Xbox One, PC|
|Rocket League||Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4|
|Star Wars: Squadrons||Xbox One, PS4, PX|
|Super Mega Baseball 2 and 3||PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch|
|World of Warships: Legends||PS4, Xbox One, PC|
|World War Z||Epic Games Store, Xbox One, PC|
Note: This is not a full list. There are other cross-platform games playable.
Partial cross-platform support
As aforementioned, not all games support cross-play for all the consoles they are released for. So, let’s go through partially supported cross-platform games and see what can you play.
|Aragami||Xbox One, PC, Switch and PS4, PC|
|Ark: Survival Evolved||Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch|
|Astroneer||Xbox One, PS4, PC|
|Black Desert Online||PS4, Xbox One|
|Borderlands 3||Steam, Epic Games Store|
|Deep Rock Galactic||Xbox One, PC|
|Eve: Valkiryie||PS4, PC|
|Final Fantasy XV||Windows 10, Xbox One|
|Guns of Icarus Online||PS4, PC, Mac|
|Hearthstone||PC, Mac, iOS, Android|
|Mortal Kombat 11||PS4, Xbox One, Switch|
|NBA 2K Playgrounds 2||Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC|
|Neverwinter||PC, Switch, Xbox One|
|PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds||PS4, Xbox One|
|Roblox||Xbox One, PC, Mac, Android, iOS|
|Sniper Elite V2 Remastered||Xbox One, PC, Switch, PS4|
|Street Fighter V||PS4, PC|
|War Thunder||PS4, PC, Mac and Switch, PC, Mac|
|World of Tanks||PS4, Xbox One|
Note: These are not all the games that support partial cross-play.
There are several online servers mentioned above where you can play certain games, such as Epic Games Store and Steam.
Both of these servers are used on the PC; however, since the servers are different, it’s considered a cross-play if you can join from those servers in the same game.
Microsoft’s Play Anywhere Initiative
Several games can be bought once and played on Xbox One or Xbox Series X and Windows 10 PC. Here’s the list.
|Crackdown 3||Xbox One|
|Forza Horizon 3 and 4||Xbox One|
|Gears of War 4||Xbox One|
|Halo Wars 2||Xbox One|
|Killer Instinct||Xbox One|
|Sea of Thieves||Xbox One|
|State of Decay 2||Xbox One|
Here, you can check the complete list of all games you can buy for Xbox and play anywhere.
Now, you have several options in front of you. As mentioned, the list is not complete, and it contains several most popular games with the highest number of players on the platforms.
If you have any other suggestions for cross-platform games, I would love to know. Please, leave the comment in the section below.
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