For the longest time ever, cross-play support on consoles has been pretty much non-existent. This is because companies such as Sony and Microsoft want gamers to subscribe to their online services, plus with different consoles sporting different hardware, there are instances in which it might seem a bit unfair.
Unfortunately it does not look like it will be changing anytime soon. If you were hoping that the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda would support cross-play, you’ll be disappointed to learn that it will not. This was confirmed by Fernando Melo the producer of the game who said that there are no plans for cross-play.
— Fernando Melo (@DiscoBabaloo) January 27, 2017
This is a bit disappointing as we’re sure that many gamers would love to play with their friends on other consoles, but at the same time it shouldn’t be surprising either. That being said, Microsoft on their end has worked towards making games cross-play compatible, but since it will depend on the other console or platform to support the feature, sometimes it is completely out of Microsoft’s hands.
In any case we’re not sure if there ever will be cross-play for Mass Effect: Andromeda, so maybe you don’t want to be holding your breath for now. In the meantime Melo has also confirmed that multiplayer in Andromeda will continue to rely on P2P connections similar to previous titles as opposed to dedicated servers which some gamers were hoping for.