PS4 Finally Allowing Cross-Platform Play With Other Consoles, Starting With Fortnite

Tear down this (virtual) wall! Now play nice

Finally! PS4 players can now cross-play with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch players!

The PS4 allows cross-platform play with PC – like Street Fighter V- but Sony adamantly refuse to allow cross-party with other consoles such as the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Until today. Today, the virtual wall will be teared down.

“Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content,” said President and Global CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment John Kodera. “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.”

Cross-play is now in open beta. It is a per-game basis and will start first with Fortnite. This means that you can now party up or fight against players not only from PC and mobile devices, but also from Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Fitting, since this is the game that started the discussion of the merits of cross-play at a larger scale. And it the first game to accidentally flipped on the metaphorical cross-play switch.

Hopefully more games will join the list. Rocket League and Minecraft are among the games that are supporting cross-platform play.

Source: Playstaion Blog


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