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Extended Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launches on PS4 Starting Today

Cross-platform features are coming to PS4.

John Kodera's Avatar Posted by President and Global CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment

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.

In the meantime, please stay tuned for more information via PlayStation.Blog and social channels, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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FinnbarXD said:

September 26th, 6:04 am

lol about time, now give us another good jak and daxter game

    Strife1721 said:

    September 26th, 6:15 am

    Rather another Ratchet and Clank.

    JMG24BAD said:

    September 26th, 6:17 am

    Rocket League, MINECRAFT, and all the other games need cross play now!!!!

    GhostMaree said:

    September 26th, 6:21 am

    ratchet and clank trilogy on ps4 :)

    Ccol612 said:

    September 26th, 6:36 am

    I love both Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank. I’d love to see new games for these but I also really enjoyed the Maximo games. I wish the PS2 games were available for PS4 and not just PS3.

    MadManwithaBox1 said:

    September 26th, 6:38 am

    Yea let’s just have Naughydog stop working on TLOU 2 and make another Jak and Daxter game

    DogOfHades said:

    September 26th, 6:46 am

    Regarding this, expect videos from Yongyea, The know, Jim Sterling… etc soon

    ZanFear said:

    September 26th, 6:55 am

    Nah brahs, we need a new Syphon Filter and Resistance.

    Maxdax11 said:

    September 26th, 7:00 am

    Jak and Daxter would be great but I would love to see the OG Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper Trilogy be brought to PlayStation 4 just like how Jak did then get a new game

    drd7of14 said:

    September 26th, 7:05 am

    @JMG24BAD

    I’d be incredibly surprised to see crossplay for Minecraft above all. While I won’t say No, its situation is a bit different.

    Minecraft is owned by Microsoft and requires an XBL login to do crossplay. I’m not sure SONY is keen on making players log into an Xbox Live account on their PlayStation.

    But who knows…Maybe they wanna be very open? They did it once with Steam. But they didn’t (and likely still don’t) see Steam as a direct competitor.

    Like, do you think Microsoft will make their users log into their PSN account on Xbox One? Didn’t think so.

    Minecraft is more complicated.

    dEaDz_cTp said:

    September 26th, 7:11 am

    Pleaseeee do this for rocket league would be perfect

    fortune187 said:

    September 26th, 7:15 am

    Awesome news, happy to see Sony doing what needs to be done for it’s users, please keep it up.

    B-L-U-T-V said:

    September 26th, 7:19 am

    Rainbow six siege that would be sick

    Raxynus said:

    September 26th, 7:36 am

    Are we also getting cross play…in general? Lol don’t let up, is all I can think of. Sony was pressured on Fortnite as the last straw, so don’t just take Fortnite and run with that, your only being handed one carrot vs a bag.

    white_knight_m8 said:

    September 26th, 7:37 am

    Next big update/ change should be the ability to change acco By names on the actual PlayStation cause my name is one from a long time ago.

    BarbaricKitten said:

    September 26th, 7:38 am

    Wow! This is awesome! PLEASE add Destiny 2 to the list of cross-play games!

    J05H5K1 said:

    September 26th, 7:59 am

    Wait will playstation beable to play mw3/2 backwards compatible??

    SSJOtaking said:

    September 26th, 8:02 am

    Thank you! We appreciate that this is a major change that is driven by the needs and desires of the players. We know there will be good and bad that comes out of this, as with all things you can’t please everyone. But we believe this is the path forward for gaming and that Sony’s responsiveness to player input will contribute greatly to gaming as a whole and help cement you as a leader in pushing the medium forward.

    ItsMeMochaPie said:

    September 26th, 8:06 am

    One large step for man and one small step that was need for about 10 years but it all started because xbox didn’t want to do it but now lets GO

    Materland11 said:

    September 26th, 8:15 am

    Materland11 is here yeeeeee

    FishyCirus said:

    September 26th, 8:18 am

    “We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation”

    It’s not best on Playstation. Being so far up your own arse is what leads you to making terrible decisions that led to the backlash you received. Sony needs to get with the times or be left behind. They’re not number 1 for anything currently.

    jason_13038 said:

    September 26th, 8:21 am

    Finally its a dream come true

    AhmedBuckets-I said:

    September 26th, 8:42 am

    yes crossplay

    rarsali said:

    September 26th, 8:52 am

    THANK YOU! <3

    rarsali said:

    September 26th, 8:53 am

    THANK YOU! <3
    60 fps at home and 30 fps on the go!

    ITz_wayneXD said:

    September 26th, 9:24 am

    I play xbox and playstation are genuinely glad crossplay is happening.tbh probably the only reason their doing it is because they want playstation players to have access to the xbox and switch exclusive stuff

    FBGamerYT said:

    September 26th, 9:31 am

    Thank you finally

    FunFrenzy1 said:

    September 26th, 9:43 am

    Yooo Fortnite lets gooooo!!!!!

    TRIX_Fireblade said:

    September 26th, 10:42 am

    Okay now give us mw2

    ImBany_ said:

    September 26th, 11:39 am

    Does that mean everytime i start a game i have the chance of getting in to a cross play match or is it just when i join someone thats on another platform

    Jakemixtape said:

    September 26th, 11:57 am

    BRO THANK GOD. I can finally play with a bunch if other people.

    PokePika984 said:

    September 26th, 12:31 pm

    Does This Mean If You Have a Switch Account You Can Link It To PS4?

    clonecamo14 said:

    September 26th, 12:35 pm

    LMAO! but its true! NAUGHTY DOG HURRY UP

    TheHyperGamer06 said:

    September 26th, 12:42 pm

    FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYY

    NoSiNz said:

    September 26th, 2:17 pm

    I talked to the chief, he said “THIS IS IT”.

    Mr_Crunch_Jes123 said:

    September 26th, 2:58 pm

    Thank Sony we being waiting for a long time

    TakeshiKitano5 said:

    September 26th, 3:11 pm

    Great news and smart move Sony, keep up the good work.

    RobotKing12 said:

    September 26th, 4:19 pm

    Yes we have been waiting!! You should also make minecraft cross play please!!

    dyamicsoul67 said:

    September 26th, 6:42 pm

    Plz add destiny 1 & 2 plz coz my friend needs help on them (he is on Xbox)

    PanPlacek24 said:

    September 27th, 12:04 am

    Minecraft Yey and FN

    Futureline66 said:

    September 27th, 7:19 pm

    So they make it to we play with Xbox?
    And Minecraft online?
    Please yes I been waiting long!

    Boss_Man_232 said:

    September 29th, 6:26 pm

    I tried adding my friend on Xbox one so many times on the epic games account and it never worked

J_KINGDOM_23 said:

September 26th, 6:04 am

Great news

iSaad_25 said:

September 26th, 6:05 am

Hi :)

timmeh-x said:

September 26th, 6:05 am

So can i get my skins from the other account?

    Mcmax3000 said:

    September 26th, 6:09 am

    “will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce”

    Certainly sounds like it.

    iHyperG said:

    September 26th, 7:55 am

    I unlinked my xbox account on another epic account, and then linked it to my epic account that has my ps4 linked. When I go on my xbox, it is giving me the error “Your account can not play on this platform. Please see our help website for more information.”

    I’m not sure if this is temporary and takes time to work, but it isn’t working for me right now. I just know I didn’t sign into an epic account from my xbox and am unable to sign out on my xbox if that is the case.

    iHyperG said:

    September 26th, 8:21 am

    Update. It took some time. When I signed into Save the World on my PS4, it gave me a dialog about cross platform, and accepting the terms. Once I did that, I was able to finally sign into my xbox and all my items are there (except the PlayStation exclusive items of course).

    iHyperG said:

    September 26th, 8:24 am

    Another note, vbucks from PlayStation won’t carry over to other platforms. Only the vbucks earned in Save the World show up for me on all platforms.

    roundhouse28 said:

    September 26th, 10:30 am

    Will this beta last? If I link my PS4 account to my switch is it possible the beta will end and it will kick out my account again?

Mr_kiler42 said:

September 26th, 6:05 am

Let’s go dude I’m so happy now

superw4rrior1122 said:

September 26th, 6:06 am

Can’t wait to play with Xbox

GA_G8R said:

September 26th, 6:06 am

Sony, thanks for finally listening to your fans and implementing this.

    RamiroAgm said:

    September 27th, 9:27 am

    THIS is the best part. They actually listened to us.

rockygamer42237 said:

September 26th, 6:06 am

Thanks

AmiiZee said:

September 26th, 6:06 am

YEAAAAAAAAH THANK YOU!!!! I will be able to play on PS4 at my place and on Switch outside! So happy!

UNS33N__GH05T said:

September 26th, 6:06 am

Hopefully cross-platform can be implemented for other games as well!

rockygamer42237 said:

September 26th, 6:07 am

Thanks Sony

Code_Harold said:

September 26th, 6:08 am

Am I able to transfer my xbox account onto my PlayStation account and have both skins that I already have on Xbox to my PlayStation?

    iG-Calfatty said:

    September 26th, 6:16 am

    Yes you will be able to transfer account information between the two platforms

    timmeh-x said:

    September 26th, 6:21 am

    it’d be great if we could get some clarification on this, i tried to do it on the epic site and still got an error message

    nico_lopez_27 said:

    September 26th, 8:27 am

    I had the same problem. In order to link the accounts you have to go to the epic games website and link your PSN account through epic and then it will work.

luigamer637 said:

September 26th, 6:08 am

Finally sony we all wanted to crossplay for along time

    NeosChristoforos said:

    September 26th, 6:48 am

    Well I wouldn’t say ‘all’ as I don’t care for crossplay. And that alone pokes a “hole” in your “we all wanted to crossplay for along time

    Frejim said:

    September 26th, 8:05 am

    yeah! please dont allow the rat-boys on my RDR2 mp

    FishyCirus said:

    September 26th, 8:21 am

    No way, NeosChristoforus. You definitely tore down what he said. Bravo. Man child.

mereciczky said:

September 26th, 6:08 am

:)

Tom9492 said:

September 26th, 6:10 am

Thanks Sony, now just make some other games cross platform and we are good.

    dEaDz_cTp said:

    September 26th, 7:13 am

    Like rocket league

    AlexisProHD said:

    September 26th, 7:46 am

    And GTA V and RDR2 (even some free2play like Smite)

BIGed_14 said:

September 26th, 6:10 am

Thank you Sony!

KingKon159 said:

September 26th, 6:11 am

We got crossplay down now we the PSN ID change update

    jacksonnOnYT said:

    September 26th, 6:30 am

    yah

    TJ_Solo said:

    September 26th, 10:44 am

    All of the other crossplay games from PS3 til now suddenly don’t matter?
    PS4 had crossplay down for a while.

edermuse said:

September 26th, 6:11 am

That’s why i love Playstation <3

card19 said:

September 26th, 6:11 am

Thank you for listening to your fans.

KingKon159 said:

September 26th, 6:11 am

We got crossplay down now we need the PSN ID change update

brownman456 said:

September 26th, 6:12 am

Eh not that big of a deal never really saw this as that big of an issue

    BigFish7Ski said:

    September 26th, 7:41 am

    It is if you have friends that want to play squads but have an Xbox one.

    Welmosca said:

    September 26th, 8:14 am

    @ BigFish7Ski – It’s their fault for buying a x*** instead of a PS4.

    brownman456 said:

    September 26th, 9:45 am

    I have friends on Xbox and they got a PlayStation if not I played with the community and made in game friends

xtSloom said:

September 26th, 6:13 am

Thank you so much for that, Sony!

Waiting to see more in the future.

DinoMight_1021x said:

September 26th, 6:13 am

it’s time

The7roll45 said:

September 26th, 6:14 am

The real MVP

JMG24BAD said:

September 26th, 6:14 am

This is literally all you have to do. PlayStation will always be the best place to play because of its 1st party exclusives, and its third party exclusive content windows.
There was never any reason to limit cross play between consoles or PC. Next up is rocket league.

    Krillinfan said:

    September 26th, 9:39 am

    I mean, they always had it with PC/Mobile…

    brownman456 said:

    September 26th, 9:55 am

    Of coarse their is this was a stunt by xbox because they are behind. Let’s say that you want an xbox but your friends are no PlayStation so you buy a PlayStation. Now you don’t have to so Sony loses a console sale to xbox

nicolaidianim said:

September 26th, 6:14 am

Congratulations on your decision, SIE! This is certainly a historic day for video games and players!

TastyRC said:

September 26th, 6:14 am

Does this mean we’ll finally be able to sign into our account on other systems too?

Pizentu said:

September 26th, 6:15 am

YEAAAHHH! Now we get to play against PC player who have much greater aim and filled with hacks/cheats. I cant wait to play against those fine people.

    B-L-U-T-V said:

    September 26th, 7:24 am

    So if u want to play with a friend but he doesnt have ps4 he might have pc or xbox u can add him and play with him at that case ur going to play with other people who is crossplaying too but if u have a friend who has a ps4 well then ur still going to play with other ps4 players

    iHyperG said:

    September 26th, 7:58 am

    We’ve already been playing against PC players with keyboard mouses. That is nothing new. Even when I play with mobile users, we get matched up with PC players. I knew this last night when I couldn’t look up certain players on PS4 that eliminated me.

    texasgirlkp said:

    September 26th, 8:45 am

    I have yet to encounter a hacker on my time playing PC Fortnite.

    Krillinfan said:

    September 26th, 9:40 am

    You’ve been facing PC players the whole time, broski. Mobile players too.

    Though you CAN turn off cross-platform matchmaking if you want.

    djsaiyan said:

    September 26th, 9:57 am

    Sony’s had cross platform with PC for ages, keep up.

Wurlok said:

September 26th, 6:16 am

Huge step in the right direction. Thank you for listening to your fans and customers, albeit a bit late. Is this active for all PS4 Fortnite players immediately?

Aeonra said:

September 26th, 6:18 am

OMG! Thank you… finally I do not have to decide wheter to play with my PS-Online friends or with my xbox-RL friends. The struggle was real for a long time. And it’s a step into the right direction also economically.

ExpensiveChair said:

September 26th, 6:18 am

Now if they add on to this i might actually get fallout76

    KnicadelphiaPA said:

    September 27th, 9:40 pm

    Fallout76 will not have crossplay.

TnT-GRAPHICS said:

September 26th, 6:18 am

Thank you For listening to us.

kevinlemus310319 said:

September 26th, 6:19 am

Omg finally i knew u would do it u guys are the best

PDGPlays said:

September 26th, 6:21 am

When will it be applied?

    jacksonnOnYT said:

    September 26th, 6:32 am

    yah it won’t work for me when I try to log in with my Xbox and my switch account

rileytrm said:

September 26th, 6:21 am

Finally I’ve been waiting so long for this. Thanks so much for implementing this. :)

Alucard-XII said:

September 26th, 6:21 am

Definitly the right move. Gamers on all platforms want this, including Playstation.

I hope you open the door for all publishers.

Noroxuz said:

September 26th, 6:21 am

Now what I would like to know is how linking accounts is going to work…

If link my PS4 account to my Switch account one is bound to get overwritten isnt that right?
Ive never even made an EPIC Games account on the PS4… Its just a PSN account

Longbottom45 said:

September 26th, 6:22 am

Nice that you guys listened the community after years behind. This better be the beginning of something bigger, cause we got bigger games then Fortnite to play with ‘outsiders’.

    CallnMrMojoRisin said:

    September 26th, 9:17 am

    Are there many bigger games than Fortnite right now?

    Krillinfan said:

    September 26th, 9:41 am

    That’s going to depend on how this test goes and whether those games have Cross Play in the first place.

    Y’all need to put pressure on Activision, EA, etc. first.

    TJ_Solo said:

    September 26th, 10:47 am

    Years behind but Square had to skip putting FFXIV on Xbox because Xbox wouldn’t allow crossplay. Sony is years behind but had more crossplay games than Xbox since the PS3 era. Selective memory and willful ignorance are a dangerous combination.

SpoofSplurge said:

September 26th, 6:22 am

Thank you so much this is great news, I’d be hopeful for for honor cross platform with pc

BladeofImmortal said:

September 26th, 6:23 am

This is great, and I love seeing this. Does this mean. I can link my fortnite account I had linked with PSn to switch now as well? because i have unlocks for it i didn’t have with switch. I hope this means yes.

hkholy1 said:

September 26th, 6:24 am

finally

soundandvision77 said:

September 26th, 6:26 am

Wow, I never thought I’d see the word “Xbox” in a post on the PlayStation Blog. Times are a changin’! I don’t know if this will affect me much, but it’s very cool to see that players from all platforms will finally get a chance to play together. I wonder if this will spill over into other major online games like Call of Duty, etc. It would be great if people can eventually just buy a game once and play with their friends on all platforms.

Dinho-v8 said:

September 26th, 6:26 am

Poxa, Parabéns. Até que fim em nos escutou…

kitler53 said:

September 26th, 6:27 am

sweet!

i don’t play fortnight but i still see this as a major victory. i feel like ms (last generation) and sony (this generation) have been reluctant to enable cross play because they see it as a competitive advantage to isolate their player base. let me just say in case you are listening sony,.. there is nothing advantageous to a consumer to have a game with online play and no one to play with. it generally has me avoiding buying online games for fear it will be worthless if the online community is too inactive.

please flex you advantages in the form of great exclusives like god of war, horizon, spiderman. that will keep me a happy playstation gamer far more than anything else.

KBG29 said:

September 26th, 6:27 am

Great move, this will actually help maintain the userbase as more platforms become gaming capable in the wake of game streaming. Make cross platform play a standard across all multiplatform games, so people can game with their friends regaurdless of where they play.

Between this and Downloads for PlayStation Now, you guys are making the right moves for the future. You had me worried their for a little while, but I am glad you are listening to the market, and making moves that will ensure the future of PlayStation.

Now, please bring out an X86 based PlayStation Phone so we can take the PlayStation expereince with us wherever we go. Full PlayStation OS, no Android. Then you can ensue mobile and social gamers have a place to play within the PlayStation ecosystem.

Thank You

jacksonnOnYT said:

September 26th, 6:28 am

thank you so much PlayStation you guys are the best!

mschulze00 said:

September 26th, 6:29 am

What about protecting your users, Sony?

wtfstef said:

September 26th, 6:29 am

Does this mean you can also login on your Switch with an Epic Games account that is linked to a PS account?

    Dygital_ said:

    September 26th, 7:34 am

    When you first open Fortnite on the switch you MUST create a new account. it does not let you use the same account that is already on the PS4.

    djsaiyan said:

    September 26th, 9:58 am

    Yeah don’t be surprised if that whole “you have to make a new account” thing gets fixed shortly.

dang3rs33k3r2006 said:

September 26th, 6:29 am

So does that mean I can play fortnite with xbox?

    Krillinfan said:

    September 26th, 9:42 am

    Xbox and Switch, yes.

MMaLuFF said:

September 26th, 6:30 am

Finally!!!

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