Deep Rock Galactic is one of the PS Plus January 2022 free games and its crossplay and cross platform multiplayer status is unfortunate for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC players.
The game has been out since 2020 for both Microsoft and Steam, but this is the first time that it has joined PlayStation. While it is available for Sony loyalists as a PS Plus offering, those on computers and Microsoft consoles can also get it for free via Xbox Game Pass.
It’s a really fun co-operative shooter involving dark caves, aliens, and gloriously bearded dwarves, but you will be slightly disappointed if your friends game on other systems.
Is Deep Rock Galactic crossplay?
The only crossplay available for Deep Rock Galactic is between Xbox and the Windows 10 PC version of the game.
Aside from that, there is no cross platform multiplayer available between PlayStation and Xbox. The Steam version also doesn’t support multiplayer with either Xbox or PlayStation which is disappointing.
However, despite the above, the Steam version does support cross-progression with Windows 10 and Xbox. The problem is that you must transfer your save manually, but – fortunately – there’s a very good tutorial on Reddit.
Does Deep Rock Galactic have cross platform multiplayer?
There is no cross platform multiplayer for Deep Rock Galactic between PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam, but PS4 users can play with PS5.
This is confirmed in the developer’s Season 02 and Beyond roadmap update. It’s still slightly disappointing that crossplay isn’t available, but at least Sony players are not restricted to users on last or current-gen hardware.
As for whether cross platform multiplayer will be implemented in the future, the developer’s roadmap says that they are looking for solutions. However, they are not promising that the feature will be added as they are a small development team.
How to get for free
You can get the four person co-operative shooter for free on PlayStation by joining PS Plus before February 1st. If you are not already subscribed, you can join for £6.99 per month, £19.99 every three months, or £49.99 for a whole year.
For those who game on Xbox or PC, you can play it for free by joining Xbox Game Pass. This costs £7.99 or £10.99 per month depending on if you opt for a standard or ultimate membership.