Sony Announces Fortnite Cross-play Beta Between PS4, Switch, and More

Sony Announces Fortnite Cross-play Beta Between PS4, Switch, and More

After months of denying PS4 gamers from playing Fortnite with Nintendo and Microsoft fans, Sony might finally be caving in to public pressure.

The console developer just announced that it would be testing out an open beta for Fortnite cross-platform play between the PS4, Switch, and Xbox One!

Check out their official blog post below:

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.

For 24 years, we have strived to deliver the best gaming experience to our fans by providing a uniquely PlayStation perspective. Today, the communities around some games have evolved to the point where cross-platform experiences add significant value to players. In recognition of this, we have completed a thorough analysis of the business mechanics required to ensure that the PlayStation experience for our users remains intact today, and in the future, as we look to open up the platform.

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.

It’s a great day for the gaming community all around the world! Let’s hope Sony continues to see the positives of working with their industry rivals.

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