Fortnite Cross-Play Between PS4 And Xbox One Won't Work

Still, PS4 players will get to play with PC, iOS, and Android devices, while Xbox One players will also be able to play with the same platforms, minus the PS4 players. Recently, Fortnite developer Epic Games announced the arrival of cross-play between consoles and PC, Mac and mobile, but not between the PS4 and Xbox One.

Sony hasn't commented on the move, and it's unclear whether there's more to the lack of cross-play than what Microsoft says. And in a statement to Kotaku, Microsoft placed the blame squarely on Sony, which is apparently blocking the ability for Xbox One to PS4 cross-play.

"Microsoft has always been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles", a Microsoft representative said in an email to The Jolt Journal today.

In 2016, Microsoft revealed a proposal for cross-play between Windows 10 and Xbox One, for titles such as Rocket League Players across both the platforms, something that was already running on the PS4 and Steam users. "For any other questions regarding Fortnite cross-network play between Xbox and PlayStation, please reach out to Epic or Sony directly".

Other accounts are a bit more up front with their lack of affiliation with Epic Games and Fortnite, though they still gate their giveaways with retweet or subscription requirements. Though it can be assumed that PC players might have the most advantage since their gaming machines can run the game at better frame rates and resolutions and there is also the fact that they use the standard mice and keyboards that are still vastly superior to analog controllers or smartphone screens for aiming and precision.

Sony hasn't stated publicly why they won't enable this functionality but one thing is clear, it's hurting the overall gaming community and putting PS4 players at an unnecessary disadvantage.

For the Fortnite, Microsoft requires a paid subscription to Xbox Live Gold in order to play.

Signups for beta events for the mobile version of Fortnite will be made available on Fortnite.com from Monday, March 12.

Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates. The mobile build will require you to have iOS 11 installed on one of the following devices: iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017.

  • Leon Brazil