Sony has been asked to work on Crossplay and it has not delivered. While the CEO of Sony Entertainment Shawn Layden did say that the company is working on it, that does not seem to be the case. According to Todd Howard Sony is not being very helpful. The following is what CEO of Sony Entertainment had to say about crossplay:
“We’re hearing it. We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that affect a lot more than just one game. I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.”
After reading this you might think that this is not very reassuring and you would be right in thinking so. According to Todd Howard from Bethesda:
“We would love that, but right now we can’t, Sony isn’t as helpful as everyone would like.”
So Bethesda does want to bring crossplay but Sony is causing trouble here and is not allowing it. This has been going on for a while now. Recently Fortnite was released for the Nintendo Switch and people saw that if they had played the game on the PS4 then they could not use the same account to play the game on the Nintendo Switch.
Fallout 76 is a multiplayer game and the first Fallout game to have the multiplayer side. It would have been great if PS4 and Xbox players could play with one another but it seems that Sony does not want that to happen. It is a bummer really as there are plenty of people that own an Xbox but have friends that own a PS4 and the same is true the other way around as well. I really think that Sony should think about this, at the end of the gamers should get what they ask for.
Battle of the consoles is never going to end, at least not in the immediate future and I get why Sony is doing this but then again Sony already has sold more units than Xbox so what is the point?