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Sony Finally Introduces Console Cross-Play, Starting With Fortnite

Well, we didn't expect to hear this today. Sony will introduce Fortnite cross-play, following months of blocking the feature for battle royale players.

Sony Finally Introduces Console Cross-Play, Starting With Fortnite

In fact, it's the first time in history that PlayStation users will be able to jump into a virtual world with other console players, and share game data to accounts on different platforms.

 

Looks like they finally realised "communities around some games have evolved to the point where cross-platform experiences add significant value to players." It's about damn time, Sony - but thank you for listening to the players.

A PlayStation Blog post reads:

Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content. We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community's continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution.

 

The first step will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems. We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.

This represents a major policy change for SIE, and we are now in the planning process across the organization to support this change. We will update the community once we have more details to share, including more specifics regarding the beta timeframe, and what this means for other titles going forward.

We'll update you with everything we know as the story develops, but in the mean time...

Were you expecting this to happen? Are you excited? What could this mean for gaming? Make sure you let us know what you think about this revelation.

Featured Image Credit: Epic Games