Are you a fan of Hi-Rez Studios’ games? If you are, it’s about to get a whole lot crazier (for the better), not only is SMITE crossplay happening, but it’s also happening for the studio’s other games Paladins, and Realm Royale!
This was announced earlier today over on Twitter, with the Paladins crossplay functionality now available as part of the Pirate’s Treasure update.
Shiver me timbers! What's this?
Just in time for the Pirate's Treasure update, PlayStation officially joins our cross-play crew! pic.twitter.com/msnsKLrWPh
— Paladins: The Game (@PaladinsGame) September 11, 2019
For Realm Royale crossplay, it’ll be with the OB22 update, and that players will be able to queue based on the input device! Note that cross-save progression (shared Achievement/Trophy progress) and cross-commerce (shared pool of purchased items across platforms), are not supported yet, though Hi-Rez says they are working with Sony to have this implemented.
OB22 update for Realm Royale will be out this October. Check out the FAQ (via Realm Royale):
How do I invite players to my party if I’m not on PlayStation 4?
- Head to the Social menu and select Invite to Party. You’ll then need to invite your friend by name by pressing the keybind shown at the bottom of the screen.
- Alternatively, you can head to the Friends tab and add the person by name to be a Hi-Rez friend. From there, you’ll be able to quickly invite your friends to a party.
Who will I queue against when I play with friends?
- When playing in a party full of players using controllers (i.e. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch), you will queue against other players also using only controllers. This will require you to select Same Input Type under the Gameplay option Input-Based Matchmaking Preference. If any member of your party is using mouse and keyboard, your entire party will be queued into the full crossplay lobby containing PC players and other Any Input Type parties.
Will my Achievement and Trophy progress carry over between platforms?
- Upon initial release: No. We are working with our partners at Sony and will update the community when we have more information.
Will be purchases from other platforms be usable on PlayStation 4?
Upon initial release: No. We are working with our partners at Sony and will update the community when we have more information.
Lastly, SMITE, the studio’s most popular game, will support crossplay with the Odyssey: Underworld Update. Same as with Realm Royale, cross-save progress and cross-commerce are not supported yet, and they are also talking to Sony to have this supported as well.
Check out the FAQ for SMITE crossplay below (via SMITE):
Q: What is cross-play?
A: Cross-play is the function to play the same game with other players across more than one platform.
Q: How do I enable cross-play?
A: To enable cross-play, go into the Options menu on your platform of choice and select the User Interface tab. When you reach this tab you will see an option for Enable Crossplay. If you would like to enable crossplay, you can select On, PS4 Only, or Console Only. On will permit you to crossplay with anyone regardless of their input method, across all platforms. PS4 or Console only will restrict matchmaking to players on those platforms.
Q: How do I add or invite my PC, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch friend to my party if I am on PlayStation?
A: To invite your friend to your party on another platform you will need to use the in-game Friends List. When you select this option go to the Friends tab and type the in-game name (for PC & Nintendo Switch) or gamertag (for Xbox One) of the player. Their username will show up on your screen and be available to add. To invite to a party, follow the same steps under the Party tab.
Q: Can I change my cross-play settings mid match?
A: No, you cannot. These settings will remain for the duration of your game.
Once the game patches are out to support this, we’ll let our readers know.