Sony can’t seem to catch a break lately. After an ex-Sony developer claimed the company refused to join the cross platform craze, Sony received quite a bit of backlash. Fans were outraged at the notion that they could not play with their friends on other consoles due to Sony wanting to keep players on their console and even other companies joined in on the fun.
And now it seems they are catching more backlash.
Todd Howard recently announced that Fallout 76 would not allow cross-play.
GameStar conducted an interview with Todd Howard, revealing that Fallout 76 would not allow cross-play because Sony is “not as helpful as everyone would like.”
Some may see this as a petty move on Howard’s part. Considering Fallout 76 will be an online multiplayer game, restricting players to one console could end up hurting the game down the road, especially if one version sells more than others.
This current policy could possibly the reason other games don’t allow for cross platform play, such as Overwatch.
Sony has not revealed if they plan to change their current stance on cross-play. Whether or not their policy changes, or if games will be affected by their choice not to allow cross-play, only time will tell.
Author: Albert “Beartoe” Hellebuick