As more and more video game developers sound off on what Sony's decision to allow cross-play between PS4 and other consoles, Bethesda says that Fallout 76 might sadly have to sit out of cross-platform discussions. For now, at least.
In a tweet from Bethesda senior vice president of communication Pete Hines today, he says that Fallout 76 does not support crossplay "for a number of reasons." And sadly, there's no focus on it for Fallout 76, not with the beta nearing.
"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," Hines writes on social media.
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
Hines said something similar when he spoke to Eurogamer in August about crossplay, except he was much more gungho about the feature for another Bethesda game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends. "[F]or Legends [crossplay is] absolutely critical. Both cross-play, which is how Legends works right now on every device – you're playing against somebody who could be on any device – and, more importantly, cross-platform progression."
While we can never-say-never, it seems that for the time being and at least up through launch crossplay for Fallout 76 is just not that much of a priority. For more on Fallout 76 check out our Fallout 76 guide for the latest news and check out the beta in October. Fallout 76 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 14.