Although Fallout 76 is a title focused on the online experience, Todd Howard, producer and director of Bethesda, confirmed that the game will not feature cross-play at least during its launch.
The creative commented that Sony was not cooperating much on this subject; however, the situation changed yesterday. This since Sony accepted cross-play with Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, at the moment only in Fortnite.
Given this, the doors were opened for more titles, including Fallout 76, that will have cross-play since its launch. Unfortunately, it seems that the Bethesda game will not take advantage of the change in Sony’s policies.
Pete Hines, Bethesda’s vice president, spoke briefly on the subject from his Twitter account. The manager congratulated Sony and PlayStation for their decision to enable cross-play and said that this is important for many developers and titles.
However, Hines reaffirmed that Fallout 76 will not have cross-play for several reasons. “Fallout 76 does not support cross-play, for a number of reasons. I have no idea if it will ever. But I assure you it is not on our radar right now as we focus on BETA and Launch,” the manager wrote.
While Bethesda does not work in cross-play for now, there is a possibility that the option is enabled later, and when the game is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We will have to wait to learn more about it.
Another issue that the company has not confirmed whether its upcoming releases will release on Steam or will be available only through its platform.
Fallout 76 will debut on November 14 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.