Microsoft Hoping For Fortnite Cross-Platform Play Between PS4 & Xbox One

Phil Spencer Wants Xbox/PlayStation Cross Platform Play in Fortnite

Phil Spencer Wants Xbox/PlayStation Cross Platform Play in Fortnite

Fortnite Mobile sign-ups will begin later today on iOS phones and tablets.

Microsoft first announced support for cross-platform play at E3 2016, but Sony has resisted supporting PS4 vs. Xbox One gaming.

The mobile port will feature the same 100-person Battle Royale gameplay as the console and PC versions.

Meanwhile, Epic Games also confirmed the same in a blog post.

The pair of announcements detailed cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4, Mobile, and PC. They added a post later explaining that, yes, the Xbox One is a part of that same functionality. It's still disappointing that the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game do not have that functionality with each other, but something is better than nothing, right?

This includes the same map, the same unlockable content and even the same weekly updates. Mobile devices coming soon.

The PlayStation 4 has so for proven so much more successful than the Xbox One that Sony don't want to provide it any free publicity, or imply that it's a viable alternative, or equivalent to, their own console. This was promptly shut down by developers Epic who said it was a mistake.

Epic Games made quite a few waves this past week, announcing its hit game Fortnite for mobile platforms, along with the potential for crossplay.

You can see above how keen both parties were to involve Sony, but so far they've refused to support cross-play with any game, not just Fortnite.

However it should be noted that Microsoft does not specifically mention the PS4, so it is possible that at the end of the day, cross-play between Xbox One and PS4 gamer won't be happening, but we guess at least there will be support between Xbox One and gamers on other platforms.

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