Sony recently revealed that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will finally be able to play together in certain games, but it seems that Fallout 76 won’t be one of them.
Bethesda’s VP of marketing Pete Hines chimed in to applaud Sony’s decision to allow cross-play, but quickly had to clarify that just because he supports cross-play and would like to see it in many of Bethesda’s future games, it’s not “on [the] radar” for Fallout 76.
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
Part of this may be because Fallout 76 is only two months away from release. Sony has only just announced that cross-play will be possible, and it would likely be physically impossible for Fallout 76 to incorporate such features at launch.
Interestingly, though, Hines has taken a stronger stance on getting cross-play in The Elder Scrolls: Legends, a card game based on the Elder Scrolls series. If cross-play can be implemented for that, then perhaps it will become more of a priority for Bethesda in general going forward, and might one day make its way into other big games.
Fallout 76 is set to release on November 14th, with a beta taking place in October. The game will launch for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Pete Hines on Twitter