Same deal with Minecraft.
Last week, ARK: Survival Evolved co-creative director Jeremy Stieglitz shared some new details and information on the console versions of the game. According to Stieglitz, the game can run at either 30 or 60 frames per second on the Xbox One, with the option to toggle between different resolutions and frame rates.
However, when asked whether the game will support cross-play between the two consoles, Stieglitz mentioned that while they do have the technology and resources to support that feature, it won’t be present in the game. According to him, Sony “won’t allow it,” as you can see from his tweet below.
We have it working internally, but currently Sony won't allow it 🙁
— Jeremy Stieglitz (@arkjeremy) August 18, 2017
This isn’t all that surprising, considering the fact that Sony had also blocked cross-platform play for Minecraft between the PS4 and other platforms like the Xbox One, Switch, and PC. It doesn’t look like the company will be adjusting their stance on this issue anytime soon, so players will just have to make do.
ARK: Survival Evolved is set to be released on consoles and PC on August 29.