Does Aliens: Fireteam Elite Support Crossplay? Cross-Gen Feature Explained

It's bad news if you're wanting to play with friends on a different platform!

By Kyle Knight

August 23, 2021

Crossplay has become one the most sought out features in video games, especially when it comes to third or first-person shooters such as Aliens: Fireteam Elite.

With Aliens: Fireteam Elite arriving this week for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC, fans will be eager to know if the upcoming title does in fact support crossplay. So, here’s everything we know about the multiplayer feature.

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Aliens: Fireteam Elite – Pre-Order Trailer

Aliens: Fireteam Elite – Pre-Order Trailer

What Is Aliens: Fireteam Elite?

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is an upcoming cooperative third-person survival shooter that is set in the iconic world of Ridley Scott’s Alien.

Players are dropped into a desperate fight to contain the evolving threat of the Xenomorph. This third-person shooter requires players to face off against waves of terrifying Xenomorph and Weyland-Yutani Synthetic foes alongside two players or AI teammates.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite will be available on August 24th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows.

Does Aliens: Fireteam Elite Support Crossplay or Crossgen?

Unfortunately, the CEO of Cold Iron Studios revealed to GameSpot that Aliens: Fireteam Elite will not be supporting crossplay at launch. It’s possible that it will be added at a later date but, as of writing, there’s no way to crossplay on Aliens: Fireteam Elite.

However, the upcoming alien shooter will support cross-gen play.

What’s The Difference Between Crossplay and Crossgen?

Crossplay is an online functionality that allows gamers to play with other platforms. For example, if a game supports crossplay it means that Xbox users are able to play with their friends on PlayStation or PC, and vice versa.

As for crossgen, this is a similar concept but only allows players to play with their friends on the previous generation of consoles. Meaning PlayStation 5 can still play with PlayStation 4, and Xbox Series X|S can play with Xbox One.

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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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