Bethesda Softworks today revealed that Fallout 76 won’t support cross-platform play despite the fact that their main roadblock no longer exists.
During the summer, Bethesda Game Studios head came out hard against Sony Interactive Entertainment’ stance on cross-play. Speaking with German site GameStar (translated via CNET), he stated that he’d love to have cross-play in Fallout 76, but it wouldn’t happen because, “Sony is not as helpful as everyone would like.” However, yesterday, Sony revealed that they were changing their policy. Starting with Fortnite, the console manufacturer intends to look into functionality across other games. So, does that means Fallout 76 will feature cross-platform play?
Turns out, no. Despite slamming Sony over the summer, Bethesda Softworks has no intentions of turning Fallout 76 into a cross-play title. Pete Hines confirmed this via Twitter:
Folks, chill. I work with a lot of devs and games for whom this is important going forward.
Fallout 76 does not support crossplay, for a number of reasons. I have no idea if it ever will. But I assure you it is not on our radar right now as we focus on B.E.T.A. and Launch.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) September 26, 2018
The news is definitely disappointing considering how hard Howard came out against Sony. While we won’t see cross-play for Fallout 76, it is likely it’ll come to Elder Scrolls: Legends.
Fallout 76 is out November 14 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.