Is Gang Beasts Cross Platform? (PC, Xbox One, PS5)

Gang Beasts has been captivating players with its silly multiplayer mayhem since 2014. This beat ”’em-up party game pits goofy-looking minions against each other in absurd battles across Beef City.

While the graphics and storyline aren’t the main draws, an undeniable charm keeps fans coming back for more. The simple pleasure of brawling with friends has made Gang Beasts a multiplayer staple.

But in today’s gaming landscape, cross-platform play is becoming increasingly important. With friends spread across PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch, many are wondering: is Gang Beasts cross-platform?

  • Gang Beasts is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.
  • The game supports crossplay between Xbox consoles and PC.
  • PlayStation 4 and 5 owners can play together, but not with Xbox or PC players.
  • There is currently no cross-platform functionality for Nintendo Switch.
  • The developers are exploring ways to expand crossplay to more platforms in the future.
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What Platforms Is Gang Beasts Available For?

We’ll get to the game being cross platform or not later on in this article, but it’s definitely a multiplatform game. If there’s a platform that you can think of, Gang Beasts is available to play on that platform.

Beginning with the consoles, the game can be played on both last gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, as well as on Nintendo Switch. Moving on to the PC, the game is available to play on Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

However, if you’re running ahead of the crowd and own the latest gen console, the PS4 and Xbox One variants of the game can be played on PS5 and Xbox X/S, respectively.

Is Gang Beasts Cross Platform? 

Now for the elephant in the room, is Gang Beasts cross platform? The short and sweet answer to that is yes, but with limitations.

Given that there’s always this one friend in the group who owns a different console in the group, players have been waiting long enough for the game to go cross platform. Especially for games like Gang Beasts, that are only multiplayer, there’s no fun in them if your friends can’t join in.

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The developers have been talking for quite a while now that the future updates for the game will offer cross platform gameplay, and until very recently, I’ve seen the developers have started owning up to their promise.

If you’re roaming around within the Microsoft environment, you can now finally play Gang Beasts cross platform with your friends. This means that the game can be played across the last and current generation of Xbox consoles and Windows.

However, if you’re on a PC, you need to buy the game from the Microsoft store for the cross platform feature to work. The Steam version of the game doesn’t offer a cross platform feature yet.

Reason Why Gang Beasts Isn’t Cross Platform?

While cross platform games bring in a more diverse audience and a large user base for the game, there are still a few complications involved in developing a cross platform game.

To put it simply, developing a game for a single platform is far simpler and more cost efficient than developing it for several platforms.

Especially for games that were developed initially without any intention of making them cross platform, they have to be coded again using common code that can run across all platforms. This can prove to be pretty costly and time consuming for the developers.

Secondly, there are political and marketing gimmicks involved in making a game cross platform. A console that is leading the sales across the globe, would never want their console specific title to be played across a console from their competitors.

Hence, these are the reasons we are not getting to see Gangs Beast that can be played across all platforms.

Is Gang Beasts Available on PS5?

The developers have not yet released any version of the game for the latest generation consoles. This means that the game is not available for Xbox X/S and PS5. However, you can still play the game on your PS5.

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Luckily, the game that was offered originally for PS4 can be played on PS5 as well. As one might assume that the game would then play the same as that on PS4, such is not the case.

Even if it is the same game, playing on PS5 will have significant improvements in terms of graphics and performance.

Gang Beasts Will Add Cross-Play When It Joins Xbox Game Pass, But Not With PlayStation?

Currently, the game can be played across windows and Xbox consoles. This means that if your friends have Xbox One, Xbox X/S, and the PC version of the game purchased from the Microsoft store, you all can play the game together.

However, is Gang Beasts cross-platform when it comes to PlayStation consoles? PlayStation is yet to join the cross-platform party with Gang Beasts, and there’s a reason why the Cross-Platform feature is only available for Xbox players.

PlayStation charges a hefty amount to the developers to allow them to offer the cross-platform feature on their console. And it has been this way for a long time.

While some leading titles like Warzone and Fortnite had been willing to pay the amount and offer the cross-platform feature in their game across PlayStation consoles, some developers find themselves at an economical disadvantage in doing so.

Hence, the question of whether cross-platform will be available for PlayStation users will only be answered with time.

Final Verdict:

Even though the game is 8 years old, it still has a huge user base and continues to grow with time. It’s bound to grow even more in the coming years, given that it has now started going cross-platform.

If you own a Windows PC or an Xbox console, then you’re in luck since the cross-platform feature is already available for these platforms. However, if you’re a PlayStation user, then you’ll have to wait a little more with your fingers crossed.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Is Gang Beasts Cross-Platform PC and Xbox One?

Gang Beasts can be played across PC and Xbox One only if your PC is running Windows operating system. There are currently two versions of the game offered for Windows users, the Steam version and the Microsoft Store version.

The game available on Microsoft Store offers the cross-platform gameplay feature and not the Steam version.

Is Gang Beasts Cross-platform Between Xbox and Steam Players?

The hopes were high when finally, after years of rumors, the developers finally rolled out the cross-platform feature for Windows and Xbox.

However, they all went in vain for the Steam users. The Steam users are still not lucky enough to experience the cross-platform gameplay for Gang Beasts.

If you have the Steam version of the game, you cannot play it cross-platform with Xbox players.

Is Gang Beasts Cross-Platform PC and PS4?

The cross-platform feature is not available to any PlayStation user, and this is partly because of the PlayStation policies when it comes to cross-platform games.

PC and PS4 users cannot play Gang Beasts together. In fact, the entire PlayStation family is out of the loop where they cannot cross-play with any other platform.

Can Xbox and PC play Gang Beasts together?

Yes, the Xbox and PC users can play the game together. However, the PC users need to make sure that they’re running the game on Windows and they’ve bought the game through Microsoft Store. If you’ve been playing the game through Steam, then you won’t be able to cross-play with the Xbox user.

How do you invite crossplay to Gang Beasts?

To begin with, you need to make sure that you’re on a platform that supports Gang Beasts cross-platform gameplay. Next, inviting a friend from a different platform is the same as inviting a friend from the same platform.

All you have to do is press the custom button depending on your platform after selecting your character. You’ll then be shown your way into the lobby, and you can start inviting your friends to the game.

Can Mac and Windows Play Gang Beasts together?

No, the Mac and Windows users cannot play the game together. The reason behind that is Gang Beasts does not offer cross-platform gameplay between macOS and Windows.

There might be an update in the near future where Windows and macOS users will be able to play the game together; however, you cannot do that currently.

Muhammad Hamza
Muhammad Hamza

Enthusiastic about gaming and PC hardware, he found his gateway to the gaming world when he was young and first experienced the open world of Grand Theft Auto. Since then he has developed a strong love for gaming.