Bethesda’s Director, Todd Howard, has confirmed that Fallout 76 won’t be featuring cross-play due to issues with Sony.
Speaking about cross-play in an interview with the German PC gaming publication, GameStar, Howard said,
“We would love to have that, but currently this isn’t possible,” and that Sony is “not as helpful as everyone would like.”
Cross-platform play is the ability of an online game to be played on different consoles simultaneously. No title yet has ever featured cross-play that enables PlayStation and Xbox users to play together. However, there are several current games that enable PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users to play with those who use PC .
Since Fallout 76 is the first game in the popular franchise to feature online multiplayer, cross-play is something many fans would love to see. Sony President and CEO Shawn Layden revealed in a recent interview with EuroGamer that the company are further exploring the possibility of a cross-play solution for the PlayStation 4.
Layden strongly denied that Sony wasn’t listening to the demands of the concerned PlayStation community regarding cross-play.
“We’re hearing it. We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities,” Layden said. “You can imagine that the circumstances around that affect a lot more than just one game. I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.”
Fallout 76 is Bethesda Softworks’ upcoming multiplayer action-RPG. It’s the 9th entry in the post-apocalyptic survival franchise and will serve as a prequel to the previous games in the series. Bethesda recently announced that Xbox One users will get first access to the beta.
Fallout 76 is scheduled to launch on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 14th, 2018.