Black Ops 4 Crossplay Will Take Sometime, Treyarch Has a Lot of Work to Do”

Black Ops 4 crossplay won't be coming to consoles and PC anytime soon. Treyarch needs to assess the situation before devs can bring it forward.

Black Ops 4 crossplay is currently a talked about topic as it should be now that Sony has announced Fortnite crossplay support. It’s natural to expect a game like Black Ops 4 to be next in line for PS4 crossplay. However, it is going to take some time before developers can implement it, according to Treyarch.

Speaking with IGN, Black Ops 4 creator Treyarch commented on PS4 crossplay and if it will be implemented in the upcoming multiplayer shooter. Unfortunately, the comments they made suggest Black Ops 4 crossplay, while in the pipeline, won’t come anytime soon.

We’ve had a great experience with cross-play for Hearthstone on other platforms and have witnessed how compelling it can be for our community. There’s still a lot of work to do on both our side and the platform side to understand whether cross-play might be integrated into our other games, so we’ll be watching the upcoming test and will assess what the potential impact of this feature would be for our players and our games

Treyarch is busy with a number of other aspects, surely, handling a Battle Royale mode is a demanding task. Thankfully, at least Sony is no longer a hurdle for crossplay. But there is another feature that needs to be worked on before crossplay becomes an industry standard for multiplayer games.

Since gamers on consoles are facing off against PC players, it is only fair to offer proper mouse and keyboard support on consoles. While this feature is available on both consoles, Sony and Microsoft have left it up to the developers.

Black Ops 4 is releasing on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12. The game is also rolling out on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, and hardware tests with Black Ops 4 yield interesting results.

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