Fallout 76: Crossplay “Not On Our Radar,” Says Pete Hines
Crossplay is all the rage as of late, and now that the day has arrived where PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, and mobile players can all play the same game, we have officially arrived in the future. That said, this is only the beginning, with more and more games sure to follow in Fortnite’s footsteps. However, it does not appear that Fallout 76 will be one of them.
Taking to the tweets, Bethesda’s Pete Hines congratulated the move by Sony to finally accept crossplay functionality. Naturally, this provided fans with a bit of hope that Bethesda’s upcoming online-only experience would feature the same, but Hines was quick to let everyone know that that simply is not the case. Well, not right now, at least.
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
He says that adding crossplay to Fallout 76 isn’t on Bethesda’s radar “right now.” That doesn’t mean it won’t make its way to the company’s table later down the road. After all, Todd Howard himself has even mentioned that they would love to do it, citing Sony’s reluctance as to why they can’t. Well, Team Blue is now being a team player, so what’s the hold up on Bethesda’s end?
There is a strong possibility that it has to do with the fact that Fallout 76 is the first of its kind within Bethesda’s wasteland-based franchise. The team is sure to be working hard on everything that is new and old to them, and tossing crossplay into the mix might hinder the game’s overall success. Were the development team to absolutely crush it, we imagine the feature could find its way into the mix later on.
Fallout 76 is set to arrive on November 14th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The B.E.T.A. is expected to arrive at some point in October and is only available to those who have pre-ordered the game. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Do you believe crossplay will find a home with Fallout 76, or will Bethesda have their hands full with everything else? Are you still shocked that Sony finally gave in? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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