EA Reveals New Pro Clubs Features For FIFA 23, Responds To Cross-Play Concerns

Update (Mon 8th Aug, 2022): EA has today lifted the lid on what to expect from Pro Clubs in FIFA 23, and has also responded to the #SaveProClubs campaign on Twitter which called for the addition of cross-play in the mode.

In a nutshell, EA has heard the feedback about cross-play, and is eager to "provide updates" in the future:

"I share your desire to see cross-play in Pro Clubs, and understand the frustrations for not seeing it included in the launch of FIFA 23. While we're excited with the first steps to bring new cross-play features to FIFA 23, we also recognize what cross-play functionality could mean to the Pro Clubs mode with the potential for improving matchmaking and allowing friends from different platforms of the same generation to play together."

"With the scale of such an important feature, our goal is to bring you the best possible experiences. As we look at our cross-play future, we’re focused on matchmaking in Pro Clubs, VOLTA, and FUT Co-op, as well as cross-platform lobby invites and ultimately cross-platform Pro Clubs."

"We’re eager to provide updates in the future as the team continues to execute the plan for the future of cross-play. We love the passion of our community, and you help strengthen our resolve to push the mode forward and to bring quality changes for you to enjoy as players."

In regards to what's new in FIFA 23 Pro Clubs, the mode will feature Skill Games for practicing while your teammates are offline, drop-in improvements such as shorter matches and post-match accolades, shared progress between VOLTA and Pro Clubs, and much more. You can check out a rundown of the main new features in the video below.

Original story (Fri 22nd Jul, 2022): EA's reveal of FIFA 23 earlier this week went down pretty well on the whole, but one area that hasn't been getting good feedback is the lack of cross-play support for the team-based Pro Clubs mode, and it's led to a lot of disgruntlement.

Basically, although FIFA 23 was announced to be getting cross-play from day one, modes that pair players together like Pro Clubs are avoiding it for now due to "the technical intricacies of implementing cross-play".

This didn't stop Pro Clubs Community 'The VFL' from tweeting out a demanding letter to EA on Twitter a couple of days ago, aggressively requesting more clarity from the company, stating that "enough is enough":

As you can see, it's racked up almost 12,000 likes and 5000 retweets at the time of writing, so it's definitely conjured up plenty of attention. In fact, the tweet has supposedly reached around 3 million people over the past two days.

EA did state earlier this week that "we see our community's feedback", explaining that "any potential cross-play updates, changes, and adjustments" will be communicated as they become available. We'll have to wait and see what happens!

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