Criterion Games have announced that cross-play capability is coming to Need For Speed Heat, making the 2019 racing game the first EA title to offer the feature.

An update will be required, which Criterion also announced would be the last for Need For Speed Heat. Once the update is complete, players from across all platforms, (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Origin), can come together and join the action. The announcement was made via the EA Blog post for Need For Speed.

General Manager of Criterion Games, Matt Webster, said: “We're thrilled to let you all know that on June 9, Need for Speed Heat will be the first EA title to offer cross-play, meaning that players – regardless of their platform – can jump into Palm City together as one, united community.”

“As we at Criterion shift gears into the future with full focus on developing the next Need for Speed game, this will be the final update for Need for Speed Heat.”

Webster shed further light on Need for Speed Heat’s introduction into EA Access and the Origin Access Basic Vault on June 16, as well as the recent release of both Need For Speed Heat and Need for Speed Rivals on Steam.

He said: “Keep an eye out at EA PLAY Live on June 18 for more Need for Speed and Steam announcements.”

Last week, it was announced that EA Access was be arriving on Steam. As well as Heat and Rivals, a number of other titles are currently available via the platform. They include Burnout Paradise RemasteredCrysis 3Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, and both of the Unravel titles. 

For the full list of titles, check out the link here. Plus, today marks the final day for a number of discounted titles, (50% or more). 

The EA Play showcase is scheduled for Thursday, June 11.