The short answer is no, Titanfall 2 does not currently support cross-platform multiplayer between PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This means you can‘t squad up with friends on different platforms.
But there are some workarounds that can allow limited cross-platform play. Keep reading as I‘ll explain everything in detail!
An Overview of Cross-Platform Gaming
First, what exactly is cross-platform play? It refers to the ability for multiplayer gamers on different platforms to play together. For example, a PS4 player squadbing up with their friend on Xbox One.
Cross-platform play has become a hugely popular feature in recent years. Games like Fortnite, Rocket League, and Call of Duty now allow it. But support has to be implemented by the game developer, and not all games include it.
The Benefits of Cross-Platform Support
Why is cross-platform play so sought after by gamers? There are a few major benefits:
- Play with friends no matter what device they game on
- Larger player base – faster matchmaking
- Longer lifespan for multiplayer community
Unfortunately Titanfall 2 has not jumped on the cross-play bandwagon just yet.
A Closer Look at Titanfall 2 Cross-Play
Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It released in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
The game features a single-player campaign set in the frontier of space. But Titanfall 2‘s bread and butter is the innovative multiplayer mode featuring pilot vs mech combat.
However, Respawn Entertainment did not implement cross-platform multiplayer for the initial release. And there has been no indication that cross-play support will be added after-the-fact.
This means if you purchase Titanfall 2 on PS4, you can only play with other PlayStation gamers. The same goes for PC and Xbox One – no mixing and matching of platforms.
The Interest in Cross-Platform Play
There has been a lot of interest among fans for Respawn to add cross-platform support to Titanfall 2. In fan surveys from 2019, it was the 2nd most desired feature behind new maps.
And on forums like Reddit, many gamers express disappointment that they can‘t squad up with friends who game on other platforms.
Based on fan demand, cross-platform play could significantly improve the Titanfall 2 multiplayer experience.
Workarounds for Cross-Platform Play
While Titanfall 2 lacks built-in cross-play, there are some clever workarounds that allow limited cross-platform capabilities:
Game streaming services like Parsec allow you to stream your PC or console gameplay live over the internet. Your friend on another platform can watch your screen in real-time.
Some streaming services even allow your friend to take control – so it‘s almost like playing couch co-op but over the internet. The main requirements are a good upload speed and low latency.
The PlayStation 4 has a built-in Share Play feature that lets you stream your gameplay to another PS4 player and even hand over your controller virtually.
You can only share-play with one friend and it‘s laggy. But it does provide a way to enjoy Titanfall 2 "together" across PS4 systems.
The nuclear option is for someone to purchase the game on a different platform so both of you are on the same one. Not ideal, but guarantees you can play together if you coordinate platforms.
Or if Titanfall 2 goes on sale for $5 on a certain platform, it may be worth it for your friend to double-dip so you can squad up.
The Verdict on Titanfall 2 Cross-Platform Play
So in summary – Titanfall 2 unfortunately does not natively support cross-platform multiplayer between PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
But services like Parsec allow for streaming your gameplay to friends on other platforms. And PlayStation 4‘s Share Play lets two PS4 players connect.
While not as seamless as built-in cross-play, these workarounds allow you to enjoy Titanfall 2 with friends on other systems.
Hopefully someday Respawn will patch in direct cross-platform support. But until then, you have some options to squad up across platforms!