Fortnite announces cross-platform play sans Xbox One and PS4


Earlier it was reported that Fortnite Battle Royale would be arriving on mobile devices where it would also allow cross-platform play between mobile gamers, PC gamers, Mac gamers, and PS4 gamers.

Unfortunately though, it appears that cross-play won't happen between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players. Cross-play was possible when Epic Games' apparently forgot to "switch off" its cross-platform play between the PS4 and Xbox One previous year which proved that it wasn't impossible.

The pair of announcements detailed cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4, Mobile, and PC.

And now, since the publication of the blog and not mentioning Xbox in the cross-platform list, Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One users will be able to participate in the cross-platform games. 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?

There isn't a start date yet, but soon you'll be able to play in the same match with anyone playing on the PC or the newly announced mobile versions of the game. Microsoft has been a leading voice for a long time in support of multiplatform games, connecting players with PC, mobile and all consoles. On Twitter, Epic Games' Nick Chester revealed that Xbox One players will only be able to play Fortnite with PC, Mac, and Mobile players, and PlayStation 4 players will also only be able to play against PC, Mac, and mobile players.

Fortnite Battle Royale is free across all platforms and it's coming to iOS and Android soon. Of course, Epic Games has not specified when this new feature will come into force, but hopefully it does not make you beg too.