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Essays 03 August 2022, 14:01

author: Patrick Manelski

A fanatic of MMO-games, who's lost in the fantasy world. He won't say no to a good book or TV series.

Best Crossplay Video Games 2022 - Available on (Almost) All Platforms!

If you have a PC and your friend has a PS4, that doesn't mean you can't play together. There are multiplayer crossplay games that you can still play even if you have different hardware. Here's a list of cross-platform games for 2022.

Final Fantasy XIV

Business Model: Pay-to-Play

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5

Final Fantasy XIV needed a complete reboot and creation from scratch to succeed. Square Enix, however, managed to do the trick – the result is one of the best MMORPGs on the market, one that has been sustained for years by a paid subscription model. It's not a game for everyone, though, as it puts a strong emphasis on the story campaign, and the combat system can seem stiff to some players.

This is due to the fact that Final Fantasy XIV is available not only on PC, but also on PlayStation, and cross-play is definitely possible. This, however, imposed some compromises on the combat system to also accommodate game pads. Still, a disadvantage for some turned out to be an advantage for many – there's no shortage of abilities to use in FFXIV, and cross-platform ensures that there will always be people willing to play.

Another cross-play MMORPG?

If you are looking for another MMORPG that offers cross-play, then Albion Online is also worth considering. Currently, this title is available on PC and mobile devices. Consoles will also be added in the future! Those who prefer more open gameplay, PvP, competition, and an emphasis on team-based play should definitely give Albion Online a chance. Especially since you can easily play even from your smartphone!

Sea of Thieves

Business model: Buy-to-Play

Platform: PC, XONE

Pirate Voyages from Rare studio has been with us for three years now, and the title has been thriving the whole time. It would seem that Sea of Thieves' golden age has passed, but it actually hasn't – indeed, it's yet to come, as evidenced by the ever-growing number of players. No wonder, as it is a perfect game to relax with friends. There's no rush at all, you don't need to do anything specific, and no character progress encourages casual fun.

Nevertheless, it's worth remembering that the charm of Sea of Thieves is in the collaboration. Managing the boat together, putting out fires, patching the hull, setting sails, fighting with other players, or searching for treasure – it all keeps boredom at bay like lemons keep scurvy – as long as you have your own crew. Fortunately, cross-play between PC and Xbox One makes it significantly easier to find pirates willing to join.

Hearthstone

Business Model: Free-to-Play + microtransactions

Platforms: PC, AND, iOS

Hearthstone has undoubtedly dominated the virtual card game market. Simple and accessible gameplay, combined with a well-known and well-loved universe, have created an explosive combination. Sure, sometimes the random elements get in your way, sometimes the balance is a mess, but it's hard to find another game that's this accessible. Without spending any money!

In Hearthstone, it doesn't matter what you're playing on – whether it's a PC or a mobile device, the game will pick the right opponent without a fuss. Alternatively, you'll be able to compete with a friend in a friendly skirmish or play Hearthstone Battlegrounds, which is a specific card variation of Auto Chess.

Sit at the table!

Hearthstone is not the alpha and omega of the card-games world! There's plenty of other games you can try, like Gwent or Magic: The Gathering Arena, which are also free-to-play titles. On top of that, they support cross-play between platforms, so if the Blizzard game doesn't suit you, these productions are worth considering.

Minecraft

Minecraft

Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact

No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky

Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves

Rocket League

Rocket League

Among Us

Among Us

Dauntless

Dauntless

Smite

Smite

Fortnite: Save the World

Fortnite: Save the World

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

MLB: The Show 21

MLB: The Show 21

The Best Sniper Games 2022: One Shot One Kill!
The Best Sniper Games 2022: One Shot One Kill!

A sniper rifle with a scope are an irresistible duo found in almost every shooter. However, only a few titles enable you to feel like a real sniper. Here are the best sniper games where you can play as a marksmen.

Best survival games 2022 | TOP 25
Best survival games 2022 | TOP 25

The best survival games where you will collect resources, build shelters and try to survive in the jungle, outer space, underwater and during the zombie apocalypse.

No one really cares about crossplay
No one really cares about crossplay

The great console war has recently witnessed the opening of a new front. This time, the struggle focused on cross-platform play, and the shortest straw was drawn by Sony, which received a healthy dose of criticism. But is it really that much of an issue?

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