Need For Speed Heat Is The First EA Game With Cross-Play
Releasing late last year, the driving-focused Need For Speed games were definitively brought back to basics in Need For Speed Heat, highlighting the car customization, reputation-based races, and pulse-pounding police chases that the long-running series has become known for. While the game has sprinkled several new instances of content over the last few months, it appears the title’s final update is revving up for its most substantial yet in the form of cross-platform play.
Bringing together PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam and Origin) versions of Need For Speed Heat, a new EA blog post confirmed cross-play will be available starting June 9th, marking the first EA game to receive the all-encompassing feature. Once the update is live, players are said to be prompted with the option to activate cross-play, which will allow all available platforms to party up on the same server via the “Find Players” menu. Those who may want to toggle the option later will be able to find it in the game’s privacy settings menu.
As the game’s final update, this will provide some much-requested functionality as well as longevity to Need For Speed Heat, making way for the future of the popular racing series. As per the blog post, not only is ‘Heat’ set to be added to the Origin/EA Access vault on June 16th, but Need for Speed fans are teased to also have even more to look forward to during the upcoming EA Play presentation. Following this new introduction of cross-play and the recent addition of numerous EA games on Steam, its possible these events are just a primer for even more are titles to get a similar treatment. Fans will have to wait for EA Play on June 18th to see for themselves.
Need for Speed Heat is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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