Is Cross Platform Play Coming To 'Insurgency Sandstorm' On Xbox Game Pass?

Insurgency: Sandstorm is now live on Xbox Game Pass, and if you want to know our thoughts on New World Interactive's impressive FPS, check out our recent review scoring it a 9/10! However, we've already seen some questions cropping up about whether this new Game Pass title supports crossplay, and the dev's FAQ page gives us some answers.

Does Insurgency: Sandstorm Have Crossplay?

Right now, Insurgency: Sandstorm supports crossplay between Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but does not support cross platform play between Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

That said, there are plans for the latter to be added to the game, with the exception of PC.

"We are actively working on console crossplay (between Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5) and will share more information when we can. We have no plans at this time to include PC into crossplay."

So, for now the team is avoiding any sort of PC to console crossplay, likely given the potential skill gap that'd become evident when matching up PC and console players within Insurgency: Sandstorm.

Insurgency: Sandstorm Xbox Series X|S Version

Interestingly, the official FAQ page also drops some information regarding an upcoming Xbox Series X|S native version. Right now, the game runs at a higher frame rate on current-gen systems, but it's still an Xbox One title under the hood. That's set to change sometime in 2023:

"We are actively working on these releases of Insurgency: Sandstorm, and they should arrive sometime in 2023. If you purchased the game for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you will receive a free digital copy of the Gen 9 version."

We can look forward to Insurgency: Sandstorm continuing to evolve throughout 2023 on Xbox Game Pass, then!

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