A lot of gamers criticized Sony for not allowing cross-platform play between PS4 and all the other platforms. And today, the Japanese company has announced that it will finally allow cross-play in Fortnite.
Today, Sony and Epic Games launched an open beta for Fortnite that allows for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac.
This is undoubtedly amazing news as Fortnite is perhaps the first game that supports cross-play between PS4, Xbox One and PC. I mean, we’ve seen other games support cross-play between PS4 and PC (Street Fighter V) and Xbox One and PC (Killer Instinct) and while the PC version of Rocket League supports cross-play with both Xbox One and PS4, Fortnite is the first game allowing PS4 and Xbox One players to play together with PC gamers.
Let’s hope that more games in the future will support cross-play between all platforms. This feature will increase overall player base in multiplayer games and may prove useful for all the upcoming battle royale games.
As Sony stated:
“Today, the communities around some games have evolved to the point where cross-platform experiences add significant value to players. In recognition of this, we have completed a thorough analysis of the business mechanics required to ensure that the PlayStation experience for our users remains intact today, and in the future, as we look to open up the platform.”
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”