QuakeCon 2018 is now over, but the long weekend gave us a lot of sneaky peeks at all the lovely things to come, including Fallout 76, Doom Eternal and Rage 2, but it wasn’t all good news at the huge gaming convention…
Talking about the upcoming The Elder Scrolls: Legends, the newest addition to the incredibly successful franchise, Bethesda top dog Pete Hines hinted at some potentially disappointing news for PlayStation gamers.
Hines announced that Legends will have: “both cross-platform play and cross-platform progress,” and was quickly asked by GameInformer whether the cross-play extended to the PlayStation 4.
Hines responded: “It is our intention in order for the game to come out, it has to be those things on any system.
“We cannot have a game that works one way across everywhere else except for on this one thing. The way the game works right now on Apple, Google, Steam, and Bethesda.net, it doesn’t matter where you buy your stuff, if you play it on another platform that stuff is there.
“It doesn’t matter what platform you play on, you play against everyone else who is playing at that moment. There’s no ‘Oh, it’s easier to control, or it has a better framerate on this system.’ It’s a strategy card game. It doesn’t matter.”
He was then pushed a little further, being asked specifically if that means Legends might not be available for PS4 gamers at all, with Hines responding: “those [terms] are essentially non-negotiable.”
It’s believed that discussions are still ongoing between the two gaming giants. Hopefully we’ll get Legends on the PS4, but nothing’s set in stone…
Sony has come under fire for its reluctance to embrace the new culture of cross-platform play before, with gamers left unhappy to find their Fortnite data couldn’t be transferred from their PlayStation accounts to other consoles.
If you made a Fortnite account for PS4, it’s disappointingly locked to PS4.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends promises console-like graphics in a free-to-play card game based on The Elder Scrolls series’ of RPGs.
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