‘Need For Speed Heat’ is the first EA title to offer cross-play

Criterion Games is shifting its attention to the next Need For Speed title. As such, tomorrow’s patch will be the last update for NFS Heat, which will hit the EA Access and Origin Access Basic Vault on June 16th. EA’s summer game showcase will take place on June 18th, and you can expect to learn more about the future of Need For Speed and the publisher’s ambitions for Steam during EA Play.

More and more games have adopted cross-platform play recently — Sony finally loosened its restrictions on PS4 cross-play in 2018 before dropping them completely last year. It’s now clear that EA is interested in letting more people play its games together, but it remains to be seen whether it’ll switch on cross-play in the likes of Madden, FIFA and Apex Legends.