Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Fortnite announces cross-platform play sans Xbox One and PS4

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Sherri Watson | 12 March, 2018, 11:07

Now we've received confirmation that Xbox One will in fact support cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-purchase, between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and (in the next few months) Android.

After questions began to emerge about why the same was not possible for the Xbox One version, Microsoft and Epic have now confirmed that Fortnite on Xbox One will also have cross-play functionality, but not with the PS4 version of the game. We've been working together with them over the last several months to make this possible, and will bring this functionality to Fortnite players on Xbox right along with other platforms'. While a second announcement detailed cross-platform play between the Xbox, Mobile, and PC.

Earlier it was reported that Fortnite Battle Royale would be arriving on mobile devices where it would also allow cross-platform play between mobile gamers, PC gamers, Mac gamers, and PS4 gamers.

Sign-ups for the "Fortnite" Battle Royale Mode is now available for iOS users.

Multi-platform play has been the go to for many game franchises, and has worked out fine. This has hindered the true cross-platform dream of Xbox users playing with PlayStation users.

Unfortunately though, it appears that cross-play won't happen between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players.

The leading industry in software, especially in operating systems - Microsoft, has just pushed the barrier with cross-platform play in Epic Games' free-to-play battle royale game, Fortnite. Microsoft's Xbox One was left out of the list, which like we said isn't surprising given Sony's past reluctance. Of course, Epic Games has not specified when this new feature will come into force, but hopefully it does not make you beg too.