PlayStation may have one of the best exclusive title lineups this year (such as God of War and Spider-Man), but it has also garnered criticism from the gaming community as the PS4 does not allow cross-play with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch players on Fortnite. Well that ends now!
Sony recently announced that an extended beta for Fortnite will launch today, and it includes cross-platform features, including the capability to play with Fortnite players on all major platforms (including the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and iOS/Android). Before this update, PS4 users were only be able to play with Fortnite players on PC and mobile.
Regarding cross-play coming to the PS4, SIE
“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 new update won’t just mean cross-platform to Fortnite, as this also represents a major change to Sony’s policy. More PS4 games will likely get cross-platform features in the future; which is great news for all gamers.