Since Capcom announced Exoprimal in 2022, players have looked forward to the dinosaur action game's focus on online multiplayer, which was later announced to support crossplay. However, Exoprimal only supports cross-platform matchmaking and not cross-platform party creation, meaning players won't be able to invite their friends to parties if they're playing on different platforms.
Today, Capcom clarified the restrictions around crossplay that will come with the game at launch in a Twitter thread.
On day 1, Exoprimal will support cross-platform matchmaking, but party creation will be specific to each platform ecosystem, as seen 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's thread, crossplay for party creation will be limited within three platform ecosystems, which the tweet lists as:
- Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows
- PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Exoprimal's beta had the same limitations, and it looks like they'll be sticking around for the full release's foreseeable future. The thread does hint at the live service game eventually allowing cross-platform parties, although Capcom stated it "may take some time." Capcom also noted that it will soon share a roadmap for its first large post-launch update soon.
Exoprimal is set to launch on July 14, and it received a new trailer showing off new enemies, exosuits, and a new mode during last month's Capcom Showcase. We also previewed the game last year and called it a "a solid foundation for a PvPvE shooter," but called its PvP gameplay "mediocre" and "paint-by-numbers."
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