Crossplay is one of the most important features in games nowadays – the titles which have them manage to get more word-of-mouth publicity. Basically, these are the games that can be played with players from other platforms. Someone with a PlayStation can play with their friends on Xbox or PC. Today we will take a look at some of the best cross platform games you can play right now in 2021. Try them out with your friends now, and you will find yourself addicted for a long time.
10 Best Cross Platform Games to Play with Friends in 2021
Some games mentioned in this list have full cross platform support while some have partial cross play capabilities. But all of them are extremely engaging, addictive, immersive, fun to play, and a must-play with friends. This list includes free and paid games.
- Cross Play between PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and Mobile available.
Fortnite is a name that is known to people who are not even gamers and rightly so. With the constant updates that manage to hook players, celebrity collaborations and interesting challenges, there’s nothing that you will get bored of in Fortnite. The Battle Royale genre is at its peak right now and this game by Epic has created its own niche in it. The graphics are some of the best seen till date and the quests range from serious to downright silly. Try out Fortnite with your friends and join the fun.
- Cross Play between Xbox One, Switch, PC, and Mobile available.
Minecraft is another big name on this list that has had a super loyal following for years. It falls under the category of a sandbox video game where the world is blocky and, mainly, procedurally generated. You have to explore, mine, gather materials while also fighting mobs.
With the resources you have collected, you can craft items, advanced tools and even build structures in your world. Players decide whether they want to enjoy the survival mode or the creative mode and the best part is that mods make Minecraft so much better. This is a game certainly worth a high rank in our list of the best cross platform games to play in 2021.
Ark Survival Evolved
- Crossplay between PC and Xbox One available.
In ARK, you need to survive by any means. You will have to hunt, get shelter, harvest, craft, grow crops and more. And there are dinosaurs and other creatures all around you. Tame the dinosaurs, breed them, train and ride them – there’s lots to do in this one.
Ark Survival Evolved has come condition to play between cross platforms. If you are in the same ecosystem then you can enable cross play. Meaning Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S can play together. PS4 and PS5 can play together, and the same between PC OSs. But a Playstation player cannot play with Xbox or PC players. One main point you need to know is that Ark Survival Evolved supports crossplay between Xbox & Windows PC. Still, it is a ton of fun to play with your friends from the same gaming systems.
Sea of Thieves
- Crossplay between PC and Xbox One is available.
Sea of Thieves can be called a Pirate Simulator considering how well detailed the world looks. This first-person action-adventure game lets you live your dream as a pirate, sail the high seas, and pillage other player ships. Published by Microsoft Studios, you can cross play with friends on both Xbox and Windows PCs.
Final Fantasy XIV
- Crossplay between PC, PS4, PS3, and OSX is available.
On FFXIV, regardless of platform, you may play with your Windows, Mac PC or PlayStation 4. The only caveat is that when creating a new character, you must select the same server as your friends are in. As long as players are on the same server, PC gamers can play with PlayStation players and vice versa.
- Crossplay between Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S is available.
Among Us blew up in 2020 for its unique take on the Mafia concept. There’s suspense, there’s a social deduction and well, there are imposters. It is your task to find out who are the imposters and try not to get killed by them if you are a crewmate. But if YOU are the dreaded imposter, your job is to kill everyone before they complete their tasks or vote/eject you out.
There are multiple game settings that you can change to make the game easier/more challenging and you can play with friends or randoms. It’s a fun way to pass time and you can try it out on those days when you don’t feel like playing a hardcore FPS game or something that is heavy on story.
Rocket League (Free)
- Crossplay between PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, and PC available.
Rocket League has a fan base of its own. In this game, you control rocket-powered cars and play soccer with them. Ever since the game turned to free to play in 2020, it has seen a rise in its fan following. In this team-based title, players have to hit a ball into their opposing team’s goal to score points. There are even new game modes that you can try out. Overall, this is yet another ‘light’ game you can play with friends.
Due to lockdown in many parts of the world, gaming has become the way most people are coping with this difficult situation. Since many cannot meet friends in person, you can definitely ‘meet’ them virtually, socialize in the game chat and play these best cross platform games together.
- Cross play between PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.
Dauntless is a free-to-play action role-playing game with cross platform capabilities. It supports cross platform play between PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.
You play as Slayers, tasked with slaying Behemoths, gigantic beasts unleashed on the planet as a result of a cataclysmic catastrophe. You must hunt down and destroy these animals that feed on the last people. The game may be played solo, in a group of up to four or six players. As a group, you must concentrate on gathering resources to build and improve weapons and equipment in order to take down larger and more powerful Behemoths.
Dead By Daylight
- Crossplay between Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC available.
This list of the best cross platform games is incomplete without a horror title. We give this space to Dead by Daylight which is an asymmetrical game where 1 is the killer while 4 other players are Survivors. Your task? Try not to get caught by the killer and escape. Both sides have their own advantages and disadvantages. The Survivors play in third-person whereas the Killer plays in first-person mode. You can decide if you want to cooperate with others to survive or you want to take your own route to save yourself.
The best thing is that every level is procedurally generated which keeps things fresh. Plus, you will be spoilt for choice regarding which killer you want to play as. There are paranormal creatures, slashers, and more. Things can get very scary and very exciting. Can you outwit the terrifying killer and escape?
Call Of Duty: Warzone (Free)
- Crossplay between PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X and PC available.
COD Warzone is one of the best games you can play with friends on different platforms. Set it up by logging into your Activision/Call of Duty account. Once that is that done, everyone can join the battleground and try the Battle Royale or Plunder modes. Armor up, gather loot and complete objectives. The best part is that it’s completely free.
This list is far from over. We will be adding some more of the best games that support crossplay right here, so check back soon.