Cross-play in Formula 22 will begin this month with two betas

Cross-play in Formula 22 will begin this month with two betas ...

F1 22 will feature cross-platform play starting with two open-to-the-public tests over the next two weekends, before full integration at the end of August.

The tests will be conducted from Friday, Aug. 5 to Sunday, Aug. 7, and Friday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 14. Players may take part in the Social Race and Two-Player Career modes across all platforms, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

When F1 22 launched on July 1, it was intended to be a launch feature, but it was postponed due to a contractor in Ukraine who is coordinating the software for Codemasters, which is located in the United Kingdom. Cross-platform multiplayer has been long requested by the F1 video game community, and Codemasters brought it to its two most recent non-F1 games, Dirt 5and Grid Legends.

Codemasters expects cross-platform multiplayer to improve matchmaking in online multiplayer, especially by bringing Formula One enthusiasts together with colleagues who have the game on a different console family.