The success that Elden Ring has achieved in a week is indeed on a level that’s difficult to imagine. It’ll be one of the games with the highest average score ever. It may even be one of the best-selling games of all time. While that’s the case, a question arises for those who play Elden Ring on different platforms: Is Elden Ring cross-platform?
It’s impossible not to be impressed by the Elden Ring universe created by the partnership of Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin. FromSoftware calls it “the greatest game we’ve ever created.” The old players who play and love Souls games and the new players who’ll say hello to this genre with Elden Ring are already very happy. With beautifully designed bosses, a leveling-up system, currency, a great story, different classes to match the gameplay, and many more features, everyone should play this game.
This happened because the game has been released on almost all modern platforms. You can play Elden Ring right now, whether you’re a console or PC gamer. But what about the online features? If you play on a PC, can you play cross-platform with your friend on the console?
Is Elden Ring cross-platform?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no. Although Elden Ring’s online features are quite entertaining, the game doesn’t offer cross-platform support. Thus, if you want to ask a friend or a player you don’t know for help against a boss you’re having trouble with, they’ll have to play the game on the same platform as you.
How do online features work if Elden Ring doesn’t have cross-platform support? As you know, From Software has made a bold decision in its new game and made its map an open world. You can roam the huge map of Lands Between at will during the game. Of course, there’s a way to finish the main story, but you can do that after 50 hours. The note system you know from previous Souls games also accompanies this freedom. When you play Elden Ring online, you can see the notes that other players have left in your own world. Or bloodstains that other players have died from. You can even invite other players to your world and ask them to help you with a boss you can’t get past.
Is this also the case between consoles? Elden Ring supports the different console generations. This means that players of PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 can play simultaneously if they want to. The same goes for the Xbox One and the Xbox Series X|S. The only platform that’s doomed to be alone is PC.
Elden Ring was released on February 25. You can play From Software’s latest game on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.