Sony refuses cross-play for 'Fallout: 76,' Todd Howard confirms

Sony refuses cross-play for 'Fallout: 76,' Todd Howard confirms

Bethesda Game Studios boss Todd Howard introduced Starfield as a "next-generation, single-player game", but you may not actually need a next-gen system to play it. "Sony is not as helpful as everyone would like".

What's more, the famous games creator was visibly annoyed by Sony's stagnant attitude, which seems to have no intention of giving up an inch of its position.

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 chose to allow cross-play for the popular battle royale title on their two consoles. However, fans do at least know more about its intended direction, as Bethesda director Todd Howard has provided some insight into Starfield's next-generation design principles and touched on the possibility of a current-generation release. Fast-travel could also presumably be used by enemy players to quickly travel closer to you-which might be an annoyance to those who want to experience the game solo and avoid interactions with others. Competitors Microsoft and Nintendo are allowing it in certain titles like "Fortnite", "Rocket League", and "Minecraft", but Sony refuses to participate. However, so far, that has not been the case. However, gamers should not hold their breath, as the Sony executive did not reveal any concrete plans or timeline for the addition of the feature.


Fallout 76 will stores this November for PS4, Xbox One and PC, and is set to be unlike any other game from the series.

"You can not do cross-play in 76". Will the game be a traditional Bethesda single-player RPG similar in feel to Skyrim or classic Fallout titles? Because of Sony's asinine view of cross-play, this game isn't going to offer cross-play at all, because it's not worth the development effort when all platforms can't be supported.

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