Sony knows how to ruin a good party. As if it were not enough to annoy many Fortnite fans by blocking cross-play and cross-progression with the PlayStation 4 and other competing consoles (eg Xbox One and Nintendo Switch), we now learn that Sony is also the cause This is not the case at Bethesda's upcoming Fallout 76.
Fallout 76 was announced earlier this month at E3 and players are eagerly awaiting release on Nov. 14 . It will be the first game in the long-running franchise that focuses on online games but does not support cross-play between PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC ̵
Howard was interviewed by the German publication directly on Fallout 76 Gamestar.de and frankly, "We would like to do that, but at the moment this is not possible." Howard went on to say, "Sony is not as helpful as we want it to be."
Really, Sony? At this point, many players throw up their hands in frustration because the company does not seem to want to change its way to gain the sales dominance of the PlayStation 4 platform. However, the stubbornness of Sony is a big expense for the entire gaming community. Although Microsoft and Nintendo are rivals in the console game arena, companies have no game when it comes to enabling cross-play and cross-progression with games like Fortnite and Minecraft.
Sony appears to be ready to indulge a little with respect to Fortnite. "We hear it, we look at many opportunities," said Shawn Layden, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America earlier this week. "You can imagine that the circumstances in the area are much more than just a game, and I'm confident we'll come to a solution that is understood and accepted by our gaming community while supporting our business."
However, it seems that Layden's comments refer to the progression between the consoles rather than the full compatibility of the cross-game.