Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Fortnite announces cross-platform play sans Xbox One and PS4

Fortnite announces cross-platform play sans Xbox One and PS4

Xbox One will support cross-play with Fortnite: Battle Royale Mobile.

When a fan asked Spencer about cross-platform play on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the Xbox boss had this to say: "We really want cross-play system between XB1 and PS4", said a fan on Twitter.

However this isn't necessarily a done deal yet. In a post on their website by the Fortnite team, the developers have stated "We're happy to announce today that in partnership with our friends at Microsoft, Fortnite will feature cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-purchase, between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and (in the next few months) Android". "Microsoft has always been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles".

In a happy incident back in September a year ago, a bug in the game caused players from Xbox One and PS4 play together. It is unclear when this will happen (if at all), but we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for more updates. While Mac is still considered to be PC and iOS mobile, there's no doubt here that even Apple, Microsoft's biggest competitor, is willing to do cross-platform play with its rivals.

Funnily enough, Epic had "accidentally" enabled cross-play for Xbox One and PS4 players that was quickly shut down as a "configuration" issue.

Last week, Epic Games announced that the hit base-building battle royale title will be making its way to mobile devices. However, as it stands, the final word will still remain with Sony if they will accept the offer or once again lock out their players like they did with "Minecraft" and "Rocket League".

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