Sony releases Fortnite crossplay on PS4 with Xbox and Switch
After several requests from fans and critics, Sony announced that it “found a way” to allow Fortnite crossplay with other platforms. This Tuesday (26) the company will start a Beta that allows sharing the same game servers with people who are using the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
“We see the Beta as an opportunity to conduct extensive testing that will ensure that cross-platform gaming is better on PlayStation, being attentive to the usage experience from both a technical and social point of view,” said CEO John Kondera in a published message on PlayStation Blog.
The company recognizes that the decision is a major change in the history of Sony Interactive Entertainment and is in the planning process to support this. “We will update the community as soon as we have more details to share, including specifications on the Beta’s timing and what it means for other titles going forward,” continues Kondera.
Technically, the crossplay between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions has happened in the past, something that was attributed to an error by the developer Epic Games. Since then, fans of the game and companies like Microsoft have been pressuring Sony to release the game’s crossplay, while the company’s negatives were giving the impression that it had returned to the arrogant stance of the past.