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Can Xbox Series X and PS5 gamers play together?

Here’s everything you need to know about cross-platform gaming on Xbox Series X and PS5.

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The newest generation of consoles is here. The Xbox Series X from Microsoft was released on November 10, 2020, just two days before the release of the PS5. These new hardware releases came with some major upgrades to gameplay.

Both consoles are now capable of 4K gameplay at 120 frames per second. This is a huge improvement from last-generation consoles, making these newer-generation consoles as powerful as some high-end gaming PCs.

In the past, the console experience has generally been fairly straightforward. Most games come out for both consoles, as many developers and publishers want to push their games out to as many people as possible. On the other hand, some games are exclusive to the Sony platform, while others may be available only on Xbox Series X.

But what about non-exclusive titles, can you play with your friends if they have a PlayStation 5 and you have an Xbox Series X?

Are there any cross-platform games for the Xbox Series X and PS5?

Short Answer: Sometimes

Cross-platform gaming seems to be a tough thing to integrate across all consoles. While there still aren’t many titles that do fully support cross-play with Xbox Series X and PS5, there are a few games that have gone the extra mile to make that possible.

You can find a list of all of the available cross-platform titles to date here. While the list is not very impressive now, we can hopefully expect to see that list grow over time. In fact, Sony has already pledged to start working on making more games cross-play compatible.

Hopefully more game companies will see the benefit of allowing cross-platform gaming. There’s not many things more frustrating in gaming than not being able to play with your friends, especially just because you have different consoles.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at

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  1. Randy Ramirez

    February 26, 2024 at 7:34 pm

    What would a good coding language to get into to lbs apart of the world of game play. I know coders are needed everywhere. Besides my ongoing studies as a cyber security professional pursuing his PhD in cyber security, I am taking a course in the side I’m in a full stack development boot camp. Where I’m learning Java. I’m told coders are needed. my question is what would be a good language to get into to be a part of that making more games more cross play. I’m already learning code as it is and I’m getting real good at it I was like I would like to know what languages do they use or does it take for me to catch interest of those of the video game world?

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