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.
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