With Sony finally bowing to pressure with their announcement of a cross-play test via Fortnite, lots of people are crying out for other games to feature cross-play too. Bethesda has, sadly, already come out to say that Fallout 76 won’t support cross-play (the publisher’s global communications head Pete Hines said he has “no idea if it ever will”), but what about other publishers and developers?
Activision Blizzard is one company that’s open to the idea of cross-play between PS4, PC, Switch and Xbox One, but it’s also stressing that you shouldn’t expect it anytime soon.
Using their game Hearthstone as an example, the company believes that the game shows how cross-play can work effectively. Speaking to IGN (via GamesIndustry.biz), an Activision Blizzard spokesperson said “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.”
Other companies, such as Rocket League developer Psyonix and even Microsoft are eager to support cross-play but don’t have any updates to announce at this time.
Before other games jump into the cross-play fray, we first have to see how Sony’s Fortnite beta goes.