Fortnite briefly features PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One cross-platform play switched on in Fortnite, players report

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One cross-platform play switched on in Fortnite, players report

Gamers in the Fortnite subreddit spotted what they thought was cross-console play in the co-op sandbox survival game over the weekend. "We had a configuration issue, and it has now been corrected", the spokesperson said by way of official comment. The problem is, even for games like Minecraft and Rocket League that offer cross-play between PC, Xbox One, Nintendo systems, and mobile phones, Sony nearly never wants to play along.

A player named PRE_-CISION-_ was among the final five survivors of Fortnite's Battle Royale mode when he was killed by a player with a pretty unconventional name for PS4. However, it seems that the developers behind Fortnite may have managed to succeed by quietly switching on cross-platform play. I'd be all in for system exclusive games if multi-platform titles had cross-network features. Sony doesn't allow spaces in PlayStation Network names, only underscores. How were people able to differentiate between an Xbox gamertag and a PSN name? A search indicated that the player does indeed exist on Xbox Live.

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While Sony has revealed that the company would not support cross-play for certain titles even with Microsoft backing, it is unknown at the time of writing whether or not the feature has been approved secretly, or if the instance just happened to be a glitch. While players can share progression between their PC and PlayStation accounts, they can't play against players on different platforms. While Microsoft is up for it, Sony remained cold to the prospect as of spring 2016.

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