Bethesda is the latest publisher to put pressure on PlayStation to rethink its policy regarding cross-platform support with Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Pete Hines, suggesting their strategy card game, Elder Scrolls Legends, would not come to PS4 without it.
In an interview with Game Informer, Hines stated, “we cannot have a game that works one way across everywhere else except for on this one thing.” For this reason, he was adamant that console releases of the game would have to support cross-platform play and progress.
Whilst Hines did not explicitly mention PlayStation, he claimed “we continue to talk to all of our platform partners,” Hines continued, “But those [terms] are essentially non-negotiable.”
“We can’t be talking about one version of Legends, where you take your progress with you, and another version where you stay within that ecosystem or its walled off from everything else. That is counter to what the game has been about.”
PlayStation has attracted widespread criticism for not supporting cross-platform functionality in a number of titles, most recently Fortnite which can be played across Xbox, Switch, PC, and Mobile, but only between PlayStation, PC, and Mobile.
Elder Scrolls Legends is currently only available for PC and Mobile.