You can add Bethesda's Fallout 76 to the list of games that Sony won't allow cross-play for

Sony's is now considered by many as the big baddie in the gaming world, especially when it comes to cross-platform play and the company's insistence on keeping its platform locked and segregated from others.

Joining the droves criticising Sony's decisions in this regard - including Xbox head Phil Spencer, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé and even the former President of Sony Online Entertainment - is Bethesda's Todd Howard.

In a recent interview about the studio's upcoming always-online, multiplayer title, Fallout 76, Howard addressed player's queries as to whether cross-play between different platforms was possible, and if PS4 and Xbox One players, for example, could share a single server.

In response, Howard suggested that the developer "would love to do that but right now that's not possible." He then laid the blame squarely at Sony's feet, continuing, "Sony isn't being as helpful as we want them to be."

This isn't the first time Bethesda's been less than pleased with Sony. When the company first wanted to bring modding support for Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on consoles, Sony's offering was rather late to the party and, to this day, imposes various restrictions that its Microsoft-made counterpart doesn't.

The constant stream of criticism has, at least, made the head honchos at Sony to take notice, with Sony Interactive Entertainment North America's President and CEO Shawn Layden remarking earlier this week that the company was looking into possible implementations of cross-play functionality.

Source: GameStar via PC Gamer

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