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Sony announces cross-platform play for Fortnite on PS4, will soon let players play with Switch/Xbox One

Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content. We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution.

The first step will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems. We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.

For 24 years, we have strived to deliver the best gaming experience to our fans by providing a uniquely PlayStation perspective. 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.

This represents a major policy change for SIE, and we are now in the planning process across the organization to support this change. We will update the community once we have more details to share, including more specifics regarding the beta timeframe, and what this means for other titles going forward.

Well I'll be damned. Loosk like Hell has frozen over! I guess Sony couldn't fight back against the millions upon millions of Fortnite players anymore. When you have a game as big as Fortnite, it kind of dictates where you head with your policies! While the battle was long and dumb, at least it's ending with a win for gamers on all platforms!

Thanks to Kolma for the heads up!

Categories: Top Stories, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch
Games: Fortnite

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Well hold on there Sony, I thought that you said that PS4 was the best place to play all the games and that the competition couldn't stand a chance to you guys?

Sony finally caves. I guess they realized that it doesn't pay to objectively look like the bad guy.

"Select third party."

I can only hope this leads to better support than just the games that websites will write bad press about.

But I thought they didn't care because playing with the heathens who didn't pick Sony lessened the experience for those on their platform?

So now they're on the record as both being stuck up stick in the muds AND backtracking with their tails between their legs. *Steeples fingers* Most excellent. Dance for me, doggie!

evil-c
Wed Sep 26 18 01:19pm
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Push Square users had been tearing me apart for my criticism and insistence that it was only a matter of time before their Lord and saviour Sony bestowed crossplay upon them.
Now they'll love Sony for this.

Bunch of hypocritical fanboys, lol.

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