This cross-play saga appears to be never-ending. It seems like every day there’s a new headline, or game drawn into the drama. Unfortunately today is another one of those days, and the game is Fallout 76.
The online only survival adventure looks, on paper, like the perfect “communal” game. It can only be played if you’re connected to the interweb, it can only be played with other people in the world, and it almost encourages a group playthrough with its promise of launch codes and co-op camp building. But, alas, it’s not to be.
When Fallout 76 launches in November, it will be without cross-play support. And the reason? Well, that’s good old Sony. Again. According to Bethesda director Todd Howard, it was something the studio wanted to do but was prevented from doing by the almighty one. Sound familiar?
In an interview, via CNET, he said:
“You cannot do cross-play in 76. We’d really love that but right now we can’t. Sony is not as helpful as everyone would like.”
So there we have it. Straight from somebody who’s having to work with them. But it’s not really working with when they’re putting the brakes on legitimate plans, is it? Then again Sony’s in the luxurious position of leading the gaming market and no one would dare jump ship. So with that in mind it’s more, “My ship, my rules, Swashbuckler!” Aye aye, captain?
Have your codes at the ready because Fallout 76 launches this November.
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