Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this is not a joke. Out­rid­ers, the lat­est title from devel­op­er Peo­ple Can Fly, launched yes­ter­day for both con­soles and PC–but it failed to have cross-plat­form sup­port. It also appears there will be a bit of a wait before the stu­dio can get it working.

Out­rid­ers has had the cross-plat­form between PC and con­sole play­ers turned off as the stu­dio inves­ti­gates the issue with back­end syn­chro­niza­tion. The prob­lem arris­es when par­ties con­sist­ing of play­ers from both PC and con­sole even­tu­al­ly get kicked out, one by one.

Peo­ple Can Fly post­ed to Red­dit, inform­ing play­ers they can still man­u­al­ly invite play­ers, bypass­ing match­mak­ing– but this issue will still hap­pen regard­less. How­ev­er, Steam and Epic Games Store play­ers are still able to play togeth­er, and cross-play between con­sole play­ers appears unaf­fect­ed as well. 

We are treat­ing this issue with the high­est pri­or­i­ty and we are work­ing on patch­es that will syn­chro­nize all plat­form code, which will resolve these issues,” the post reads.