Ever since Capcom announced Exoprimal in 2022, players have been looking forward to the dinosaur action game’s focus on online multiplayer, with cross-play support later announced. However, Exoprimal only supports cross-platform matchmaking, not cross-platform party creation. This means that players cannot invite their friends to parties if they are playing on different platforms.
Today, Capcom clarified the crossplay restrictions that the game will come with at launch. twitter thread.
On Day 1, Exoprimal will support cross-platform matchmaking, but party creation will be specific to each platform’s ecosystem. They are shown below in no particular order.
Group 1: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows
Group 2: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Group 3: Steam
— Exoprimal (@exoprimal) July 7, 2023
According to the team thread, cross-play for party creation is limited within the three platform ecosystems, and the tweet lists:
- Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows
- PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
The Beta version of Exoprimal has the same limitation, which seems to persist until the full release in the near future. The thread suggests that live service games will eventually allow for cross-platform parties, but Capcom says it “might take some time.” Capcom also said it will soon share a roadmap for the first major post-launch update.
Exoprimal is set to release on July 14th, and a new trailer was unveiled at last month’s Capcom Showcase showing off new enemies, exosuits, and new modes. We previewed the game last year as well, calling it “a solid foundation for a PvPvE shooter”, but calling the PvP gameplay “mediocre” and “painting by the numbers”.
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