Fallout 76 crossplay is not going to happen, according to Pete Hines. Some may hope it would arrive in sometime in the future but don’t hold your breath over it. Bethesda is currently focused on Fallout 76 BETA and launch for now. In fact, Pete Hines is unsure if it would ever arrive.
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
The discussion over Fallout 76 crossplay came back into the limelight earlier today when Sony announced a change of policy. The company now supports crossplay, at least in Fortnite. We were expecting other games to utilize Sony’s change of heart but it seems that is not the case. And it is odd to see Bethesda not supporting Fortnite crossplay since Bethesda previously stated that Sony is to blame for the lack of Fallout 76 crossplay.
Anyways, this doesn’t mean Bethesda will never implement cross it’s just not on their radar right now and they unsure about its inclusion.
Fallout 76 is releasing on consoles and PC in November and is going to be the very first multiplayer centric Fallout game. However, according to Bethesda, it is only 20% different than traditional games of the series. The solo experience of Fallout 76 is similar to Fallout 4.
I just go out and explore. I decide whether I’m going to try and do some big quest or a personal quest like putting a scope on a rifle I just went through the trouble to repair…I’m in this world where I’m just trying to survive, and I feel like I’m alone. I feel like I’m playing Fallout by myself.
Fallout 76 is now available to pre-order on PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace, Bethesda.Net, and the PC version can also be picked up from Windows Store. PC version won’t be released on Steam unlike previous Fallout games.