Elden Ring was released back in 2022 for Windows PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. It was the most talked about role-playing game of the year, and as such, gamers will have many questions to ask. One such question is whether or not Elden Ring is playable cross-platform.
This is a legit question because Elden Ring has a co-op feature where players can summon other gamers into their game. It’s a similar feature to the one found in the Dark Soul series, and since the developer is the same, we can say for certain that it works as intended.
The big difference here is that no prerequisite is needed to play multiplayer. You can simply assemble up to four players in the game, then from there, get the ball rolling.
Everything to know about Elden Rings’s cross-platform support
Elden Ring does support cross-platform play but to a degree that might not be pleasing enough for some fans of the game.
- How to summon players in Elden Ring?
- Does Elden Ring support cross-platform play with PC and Xbox?
- Does Elden Ring support cross-platform play on PlayStation?
- Can you play Elden Ring if you upgrade to current generation consoles?
1] How to summon players in Elden Ring?
Summoning a player in Elden Ring is an easy affair. You are required t use the Furlcalling Finger Remedy item and to enter another player’s world, use the Tarnished Furled Finger item instead.
Furthermore, we should note that Elden Ring supports PvP battles where you can turn on other players in your group. There are two ways to accomplish this task. First, you can leave a red sign on the floor for other players to see or use the Duelist’s Furled Finger item.
As for if you want to invade the game of a specific player, then you must use the Bloody Finger item to get the job done.
2] Does Elden Ring support cross-platform play with PC and Xbox?
Since this wonderful game is available on all the major platforms bar the Nintendo Switch, and it supports multiplayer to a degree, then one would expect it to support cross-platform play across Xbox and PC. Well, that is not the case, well, in a sense, so let us explain.
Here’s the thing, if you own Elden Ring on the Xbox Series X/S, then you can cross-play with someone who owns an Xbox One. There is no way to bring PC into the fold, unfortunately, so if you play the game on Windows, do not expect to play with Xbox players any time soon, if ever.
3] Does Elden Ring support cross-platform play on PlayStation?
Yes, it is possible for someone on a PlayStation 5 system to play with another who owns a PlayStation 4. As you may have realized already, if the game is available on the same family of consoles, then cross-platform play is a reality.
4] Can you play Elden Ring if you upgrade to current generation consoles?
If you play Elden Ring on an Xbox One video game console, but recently acquired an Xbox Series X/S, then there is no need to purchase a new copy. Simply download the Series X/S version via Smart Delivery for no extra charge.
Bear in mind gamers can do the same with PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, but always check if the correct version is selected before downloading.
When was Elden Ring released?
Elden Ring was released back on February 25, 2022, for all major platforms except the Nintendo Switch. Since then, the game has seen several updates designed to fix bugs and other problems linked to the game.
Why isn’t Elden Ring cross-platform?
The developers behind the game have not come out and state the reason why, but chances are it might boil down to budget and time. Not every developer has both, and since FromSoftware is a developer with limited manpower and resources, it would take a lot to bring cross-platform play to the forefront.
Alternatively, the developers probably didn’t want to do it in the first place, so that is something to consider.