Yesterday, Sony made the historic announcement that, finally, PS4 and Xbox One players could play online together with cross-play.
Initially, cross-play only allows people on PS4 to play with Xbox One and Switch players on Fortnite, but Sony said more games would be compatible with this service down the line.
Unfortunately, for now it looks like we’ll have to rule Fallout 76 out of the equation.
Here’s Bethesda’s VP of marketing, Pete Hines, clarifying the situation:
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
According to Hines, the studio’s focus is currently on getting the game into beta and released. It also has no plans to add the functionality retroactively, at least for now, due to “a number of reasons”.
Fallout 76 releases on November 14 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you need more details, here’s everything we know about Fallout 76.