PlayStation gamers have been frustrated by the lack of cross-platform support for Fortnite. That’s actually an understatement. But now that is about to change. Sony has announced an open beta that will allow for Fortnite cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4 and iOS, Android, the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows and Mac.
Sony was holding out on cross-platform play for a long time, but it looks like they are finally giving in. The beta will test the user experience on this kind of cross-platform play, since this is the first time Sony Interactive Entertainment has experimented with this feature. If the test goes well, the company may open up cross-platform play on other games in the future.
Fortnite is a game that is best played with other gamers, regardless of the platform. PlayStation users have been unable to participate in that aspect of the game. And worse, SIE’s restrictive policies made sure that players weren’t able to sign into an Epic Games account linked to PSN from their Nintendo Switch.
Sony’s recent focus for crossplay has been on Fortnite, but other popular games like Minecraft and Rocket League have also been affected by SIE’s lack of support for cross-platform playing. This is great news from Sony.