EA has made a change to Bat­tle­field 2042’s stan­dard edi­tion to help make the tran­si­tion from one con­sole gen­er­a­tion to anoth­er eas­i­er, at least that’s the plan. The game’s dig­i­tal stan­dard edi­tion for PlaySta­tion 5 and Xbox Series X|S now comes with cross-gen sup­port, allow­ing you to access the PS4/Xbox One ver­sion as well.

The gam­ing giant made this adjust­ment because they rec­og­nize “next-gen hard­ware is still hard to come by” as the ongo­ing con­sole short­age continues.

We want as many Bat­tle­field fans as pos­si­ble to start the jour­ney with us on day one, and we want to give those play­ers the peace of mind that their progress car­ries over if they get a new sys­tem this hol­i­day sea­son, or beyond,” EA DICE said in a blog post.

Battlefield 2042's Standard Edition For For PS5/Xbox Series Comes With Cross-Gen Support

This offer is only avail­able for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S dig­i­tal ver­sions of Bat­tle­field 2042. If you plan on pur­chas­ing a new con­sole soon, con­sid­er buy­ing the this dig­i­tal edi­tion of the game, since it comes with access to both edi­tions. Keep in mind that the PS5/ Xbox Series X|S dig­i­tal ver­sion of Bat­tle­field 2042 costs $70 instead of $60 for the PS4/Xbox One edition.

Before this adjust­ment, you need­ed to buy the Gold or Ulti­mate edi­tions of Bat­tle­field 2042 to get access to this cross-gen offer. A FAQ about this change gives fur­ther details, and men­tions this offer only applies to the dig­i­tal stan­dard edi­tion of PS5 and Xbox Series X|S–not the phys­i­cal ver­sion. The cross-gen offer only applies with­in the same con­sole family.