Bethesda gave fans the lowdown on its upcoming post-apocalyptic wonderland, Fallout 76, at this year’s E3, which will be a totally online experience where every human in the game is an actual human player. While cross-play would be an assumed addition to such a game, it will unfortunately not be included.
If you’re up to date on all the cross-play drama doing the rounds currently, you probably already know who’s fault this is, right? Yes, it’s Sony‘s fault.
Fallout 76 game director Todd Howard told GameStar.de that while Bethesda would “love to” enable cross-play, the PlayStation makers are continuing to make life difficult for everyone. “We’d really love that but right now we can’t. Sony is not as helpful as everyone would like,” he said.
Cross-play is a feature which allows players on any platform to play together in multiplayer games such as the hugely popular Fortnite. While every other company has welcomed the feature, Sony is still refusing to come to the party, but did recently say it was “looking at a lot of the possibilities”.
Fallout 76 is due for release in November for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with a beta starting at some point between now and then. It’s going to be the earliest and biggest game on the Fallout timeline, with a map four times the size of Fallout 4‘s.
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