Bethesda rules out Fallout 76 cross-play, points finger at Sony


Bethesda has ruled out any implementation of cross-play in Fallout 76, and has blamed that decision on Sony’s unwillingness to let the PlayStation 4 communicate with other consoles.

In an interview with German website GameStar, Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard said: “You cannot do cross-play in [Fallout] 76. We’d really love that but right now we can’t.” When asked why, he said: “Sony is not as helpful as everyone would like, but we’ll see what happens in the future.” 

Sony has been at the centre of a cross-play controversy since, as we reported, Sony has frozen Fortnite players out from their existing Epic Games accounts on the Nintendo Switch if they have already played the game on the PlayStation 4.

Since then, Sony’s Shawn Layden has struck a more conciliatory tone, but has not made any announcement about any shift in its uncompromising approach to cross –play – even though Microsoft and Nintendo have made some public relations capital by allowing Fortnite cross-play between the Xbox One and the Switch. 

If you’re keen to keep up to date with Fallout 76 news, keep an eye on the game’s website.