Suffer the apocalypse alone
In a tweet from Bethesda’s Pete Hines (Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications), it turns out Fallout 76 will not be supporting cross-play. Hines doesn’t go into more detail (considering this was on Twitter), but he does add in that he isn’t sure “if it ever will” in the future.
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
On the one hand, I can totally understand the feature not being ready for launch. Sony just announced it was looking into cross-play this morning, starting with Fortnite, so it is likely impossible to have those features working within a month and a half (Fallout 76 launches on November 14).
On the other hand, how does The Elder Scrolls Legends rely more on cross-play than what is possibly Bethesda’s biggest release of the year? It might not be “critical” to the Fallout 76 experience, as Hines puts it, but cross-play certainly would help friends play together easier.
Whatever the case, I guess you better start making plans with your friends for which console you’ll be grabbing Fallout 76 for (if at all).
Pete Hines [Twitter]