Many gamers were happy to hear that Fortnite Battle Royale would be coming to mobile devices and that the game would have cross-platform support. But now we are hearing that cross-platform won’t work between Xbox One and PS4 gamers. The question is why? It seems like a win-win for all companies.
According to Microsoft, it might be Sony’s fault. The company claims that they are holding back on enabling it. This is according to a statement issued to Kotaku where a Microsoft rep was quoted as saying, “Microsoft has long been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles.”
The rep added, “We’ve worked closely with Nintendo to allow cross-network play between Xbox One and Switch and our offer to do the same with PlayStation players still holds. For any other questions regarding ‘Fortnite’ cross-network play between Xbox and PlayStation, please reach out to Epic or Sony directly.”
This isn’t the first time that Sony has been accused of holding back on cross-platform play. Last year when it was announced that Minecraft would be getting cross-platform support, Sony’s PS4 was missing from the list. Hopefully soon Xbox One and PS4 gamers will be able to play with each other.
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