Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Fortnite quietly enables PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play

Sony Painted as Obstruction to Cross Play by Xbox In Fortnight Situation Fortnite quietly enables PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play – report
Derrick Tucker | 19 September, 2017, 01:13

The gamer, who goes under the name PRE_-CISION-_ told Kotaku: "I noticed the gamer tag of this dude had a space in it, which was weird".

Some suggested the player with an Xbox gamertag was gaming on PC, but then video and screenshots of him playing the Xbox version surfaced, debunking that idea. Sony later ruled out cross-platform play with Minecraft on the Xbox One as well.

This is particularly interesting because Epic Games has not announced the move prior, but also because it would be the first modern game to allow cross-platform play across Sony and Microsoft's platforms. A quick search confirmed the player in question was on a Xbox and not a PC.

In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Sony head of global sales and marketing Jim Ryan described Sony's stance against cross-console play as "a commercial discussion between ourselves and our stakeholders" and "not a profound philosophical stance". He booted up his Xbox One and typed it in there, "for the hell of it", he said.

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That's unwelcome news for PS4 players who want to game with their friends on Xbox.

A few more threads have popped up on the Fortnite subreddit offering what appears to be more proof of PS4 and Xbox One players successfully being matched together online. Of course, it's always been technically possible for Fortnite and many other games, all waiting on Sony's approval for them to actually enable the feature.

Regardless of the answer, it's another sign that PS4 and Xbox One cross-network play could happen right now - if only everyone agreed to it.

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