I think it’s safe to say the subject of Fallout 76 is pretty polarizing. Some of us are so excited for a new Fallout game that we don’t care if it’s online or not, some are thrilled at the prospect of a dystopian MMO installment, and others are so disappointed that this game will be online that they will only play it will a frown (but you better believe, they’ll still play it). One of the big questions is, “Will it be cross-platform gameplay?” Todd Howard of Bethesda gave us an answer, but it throws Sony under the bus.
I saw this video while scrolling through YouTube in my morning content stroll. It’s is from WhatCulture Gaming (one of my favorites in terms of lists and speculation videos) and it seems Todd Howard isn’t too happy with Sony at the moment. Take a look.
“Sony is not as helpful as everyone would like.”
Yikes! It would seem that Sony is dragging its feet in terms of letting PS4 users and Xbox One players join together in their quests to gather nuke codes and destroy someone’s hard work building settlements. And, based on what they said in the video, it’s not a difficult task to accomplish. While it seems easy to make Fallout 76 into a cross-platform MMO, Sony just doesn’t seem interested, at least for the time being.
I like the idea of a cross-platform event. Not only would some people buy it just for the purpose of being able to play with their friends on a different platform, but it would give the game a hell of a lot of traffic. If, for a week, all consoles were competing together, gamers would have those servers PACKED.
I wouldn’t hold my breath on getting an event like that, but we’re allowed to hope, right? Fallout 76 will be an online survival RPG and is set to release November 14th of this year for PS4, Xbox One and PC. If you pre-order the game, you get an access key to the closed beta to try if before it fully drops. Are you excited or disappointed about the changes in the game? Let us know in the comments!