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Is Salt And Sacrifice Cross-Platform?

It's nearly time, Soulslike fans. The sequel to 2016's "Salt and Sanctuary," titled "Salt and Sacrifice" will be launching on May 10th. This dark fantasy RPG has been hotly anticipated by fans of the first game, but this time around it seems to be skipping Xbox Series X and Xbox One and landing exclusively on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, while also being available on the PC. Much like its predecessor, "Salt and Sacrifice" takes a healthy amount of inspiration from FromSoftware's highly acclaimed titles such as the "Dark Souls" series and "Bloodborne."

Your goal throughout the title is to eliminate powerful mages, and this can be accomplished via cooperation with friends in online co-op or solo. Of course, you'll also have the option to invade, attack, and be a thorn in the side of other players under the banner of various factions. With this considerable amount of content planned for online play, it makes one hope that there are some options available for those wishing to enjoy cross-platform play. Thankfully, there are, but not quite as much as we'd want.

Cross-platform play is limited

In response to a fan question on Twitter, "Salt and Sacrifice" developer Shane Lynch had this to say regarding cross-platform play: "It will be cross-play between PS4 and PS5 but not cross-play between PC and Console at launch. Once the dust clears I'd like to revisit enabling cross-play between platforms." So, it seems that at least for the foreseeable future, the game will not support anything more than cross-generational play between Sony's last and current generation consoles. It's unfortunate for those wishing to play with friends on PC using a console, but it's nice to know that at least there is a chance for those who have upgraded to a PlayStation 5 to still enjoy the game with friends on their PlayStation 4. 

Of course, launching a game is an enormous undertaking, and the team behind "Salt and Sacrifice" is a pretty small one. While it may not be exactly ideal that cross-play between PlayStation and PC won't be available at launch, Lynch's hopes to revisit the idea following the game's release bodes well. Who knows? Perhaps at the same time that cross-platform play is added, there will be news about "Salt and Sacrifice" landing on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox systems like "Salt and Sanctuary" did before it.