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Bethesda says ‘Fallout 76’ doesn’t have cross-play because of Sony

04 July 2018, 10:28 | Casey Mitchell

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Adding fuel to the fire comes the revelation from Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard that Fallout 76 cross-play would be there but isn't possible - due to Sony. We'll see. Fallout 76 director Todd Howard ended his comment by saying, "We'll see what happens in the future".

Howard explained, in regards to Fallout 76: "We would have loved [cross-platform] with Fallout 76 but right now we can't".

Oh my. This is becoming a regular thing, isn't it? "Sony isn't as helpful as everyone would like". Bethesda's upcoming game in the famous series of Fallout is coming very close, and here are all the details that you must know before you buy the game. At that time, it was Fortnite in the crosshair: even though it's a cross-play title, PS4 gamers found themselves locked to that platform, whereas someone on any other platform would be able to jump on another and play with their same account. The same was true for Switch players who tried to log in to Fortnite on their PlayStation 4 consoles.

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Though it is a newer trend in the relatively short time video gaming has been an industry, Microsoft has been open to cross-play on the Xbox and Nintendo signaled the same with the debut of the Switch past year, which offered much more third-party support than previous Nintendo consoles.

The online multiplayer survival game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC will not offer cross-play because of Sony, which is unsurprising given the company's stance on the matter.

However, Sony has been a subject of major criticism regarding its handling of cross-play for Fortnite, as the company will not allow its players to play with Xbox One or Nintendo Switch players, while Microsoft and Nintendo have made a decision to allow cross-play for the popular battle royale title on their two consoles.

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So with Ellie not ready to be a doctor's wife (poor pink Alex) it looks like our hero won't be alone for long. And Wes is equally as vague in Casa Amor, where he told the Beach Hut his head could "absolutely" be turned.

"We're hearing it. We're looking at a lot of the possibilities".

"You can imagine that the circumstances around [cross-play] affect a lot more than just one game", he said. "I'm confident we'll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business".

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