After years of developing souls-like titles, Deck13 has come out with a new game, one that’s an action RPG. Called Atlas Fallen, the game was officially released on August 10, 2023, for all major platforms, including PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5. Originally announced during Gamescom 2022, it was supposed to release in May of this year but was delayed due to developmental issues. However, the game is here now in all its pomp and glory. The reception around Atlas Fallen has been pretty mixed. While critics loved its fun combat and open-world implementation, other aspects such as story and voice acting have been severely criticized for not being up to par. Like previous games from Deck 13, the main focus here is combat, as evidenced by the myriad of custom skills and abilities and shape-shifting weapons given to the player. Now, like any newly released game, there are things that players want to know about. One of them is related to the game featuring crossplay or not.
Crossplay is an entirely different thing from cross-saves, in case you had the two mixed up. One pertains to the ability to play the game with people on different devices, and the other is about continuing your progress on different platforms on which a particular game is available. Players, especially those who like multiplayer games, prefer crossplay because it allows more players to join in on the fun. However, another big reason is that it makes it easier to play the game with friends. So, does Atlas Fallen come with the crossplay feature? Let’s find out!
Atlas Fallen Crossplay Details & More
Unfortunately, as of now, Atlas Fallen doesn’t feature cross-play. Although there’s a co-op option in the game, you will only be able to invite friends who are playing the game on the same platform as you. It’s not ideal, but it is what it is.
Well, responding to a tweet made on August 9, 2023, Deck13 gave out a reply saying they decided to steer clear of including crossplay in Atlas Fallen due to it being “work intensive and a sensitive topic because of platform politics.” Deck13 further made it known that adding crossplay was “too big” due to the low developer headcount on their team. All in all, it’s safe to assume that crossplay will not be coming to Atlas Fallen (as of now). While there’s certainly a major demand for it from the community, the ultimate decision rests with Deck13. If they do find it feasible to add crossplay features to the game, then they will commit to that. Otherwise, it’s mostly a no-go for the Frankfurt-based video game development studio. Interested readers can check out the whole Twitter interaction here:
No worries, we understand if that is a deal breaker. Crossplay is a very work intensive and sensitive topic because of platform politics. Sadly too big for our team to tackle satisfyingly without making major sacrifices to other parts of the game.
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