Fallout 76 is still not going to have cross-play functionality

    
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No, we'd still prefer not.

We learned a while back that Fallout 76 wouldn’t have any cross-play functionality between platforms, and while the reasoning given stopped just shy of blaming Sony for that fact it was the clear implication. But Sony is working on cross-play functionality now, so that means we can indeed get to play with others on different platforms, right?

Nope! Turns out Fallout 76 will still not feature any sort of cross-platform play at launch, and possibly never, according to Bethesda’s VP of Marketing, Peter Hines.

Hines doesn’t elaborate on why this isn’t in the cards, going back and forth between implying that it’s too late in the development cycle and just sticking with a vague claim of “numerous reasons,” but he also makes it clear that it’s not certain the game will ever support cross-platform play even in the future. So if you don’t give a fig about multiple platforms aside from this one game… well, this is pretty decidedly bad news.

In other Fallout news, we learned earlier this morning just when the game’s beta will run next month. So there’s that.

Source: Twitter via VG24/7
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Lord Klaus

And is good in that way. Console players have no chance against PC players. That’s the main reason. Also we from the PC Master Race don’t want to share anything with consoles :D Consoles sucks!

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latorn

Why do console players sitting on the couch with their controller seek to be slaughtered by PC gamers right in front of their screen with KB/M in shooters?

No cross-play is a good thing!

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rafael12104

Oh… ok. Was that a requirement? Did some forum warrior make one of those famously ineffective ultimatums?

Because, I assure you, most of us don’t care.

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Tobasco da Gama

I assume it’s too late in the dev cycle to start working on crossplay now. Fortnite has always had crossplay, just not with PS4, so turning it on there is much easier than it would be for FO76. Hopefully they do enable crossplay eventually, though.

(And they should also be working to enable crossplay in ES: Legends when that relaunches, since they heavily implied that Sony was the only obstacle to doing so there.)

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zuldar

Makes sense, it was Elder Scrolls Legends they were complaining about not allowing cross play on.

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Armsbend

It seems like gamers, and the gaming press, hold this against developers for some reason – just starting this year. It has always been an anomaly. Difficult to implement.

It’s awesome to have sure but it isn’t the norm. I still would rather consolers not be in my pc games. I don’t consider them human beings. I don’t want any of their animalistic urges to rub off on me or my race of peoples – tainting our world forever.

That said – consolers are above mobile players. I don’t know what they are. Formless beings from the bowels of a dark universe.