Bethesda’s Todd Howard Implies that Sony is Blocking Fallout 76 Crossplay

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Jun 30, 2018
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Sony is currently preventing Fallout 76 crossplay from happening, if Bethesda Games Studio’s director and executive producer, Todd Howard, is to be believed.

That’s what Howard said during a recent video interview with German gaming site Gamestar when asked whether Bestheda’s upcoming Fallout installment will support crossplay between PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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“We would love to do that,” the executive producer told Gamestar, “but right now that’s not possible.” Howard pauses for a second, then begins “Sony isn’t being as helpful as we want them to be.”

Whether this implies that Fallout 76 won’t allow crossplay at all, isn’t known at this point, but as things stand, for now, PS4/Xbox crossplay surely isn’t happening.

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Console crossplay has been a hot topic recently as Sony has been actively blocking Fortnite crossplay for Xbox One and Switch players, although the company recently stated that it’s looking at possibilities to make it happen.

Fallout 76 is slated for a release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 14. The online prequel was officially announced earlier this month.

Reclamation Day, 2102. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers—chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.

“We’ve been asked forever to bring multiplayer to one of our worlds,” said Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios. “And once we had this idea, we knew it was perfect for Fallout. It’s great to finally share this game and this world with everyone.”

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