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Extended Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launches on PS4 Starting Today

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Extended Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launches on PS4 Starting Today

Cross-platform features are coming to PS4.

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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333 Comments

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

    • Rather another Ratchet and Clank.

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

    • ratchet and clank trilogy on ps4 :)

    • 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

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

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

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

    • 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

    • @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.

    • Pleaseeee do this for rocket league would be perfect

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

    • Rainbow six siege that would be sick

    • 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

      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

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

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

    • 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

      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

      Materland11 is here yeeeeee

    • “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

      Finally its a dream come true

    • AhmedBuckets-I

      yes crossplay

    • THANK YOU! <3

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

    • ITz_wayneXD

      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

    • Thank you finally

    • Yooo Fortnite lets gooooo!!!!!

    • TRIX_Fireblade

      Okay now give us mw2

    • 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

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

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

    • LMAO! but its true! NAUGHTY DOG HURRY UP

    • TheHyperGamer06

      FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYY

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

    • Mr_Crunch_Jes123

      Thank Sony we being waiting for a long time

    • TakeshiKitano5

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

    • RobotKing12

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

    • dyamicsoul67

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

    • Minecraft Yey and FN

    • Futureline66

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

    • Boss_Man_232

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

  • J_KINGDOM_23

    Great news

  • Hi :)

  • So can i get my skins from the other account?

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

      Certainly sounds like it.

    • 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.

    • 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).

    • 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

      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?

  • Let’s go dude I’m so happy now

  • superw4rrior1122

    Can’t wait to play with Xbox

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

  • rockygamer42237

    Thanks

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

  • UNS33N__GH05T

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

  • rockygamer42237

    Thanks Sony

  • Code_Harold

    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

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

    • 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

      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

    Finally sony we all wanted to crossplay for along time

    • NeosChristoforos

      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

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

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

  • :)

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

  • Thank you Sony!

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

  • That’s why i love Playstation <3

  • Thank you for listening to your fans.

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

  • brownman456

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

    • BigFish7Ski

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

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

    • brownman456

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

  • Thank you so much for that, Sony!

    Waiting to see more in the future.

  • DinoMight_1021x

    it’s time

  • The real MVP

  • 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.

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

    • brownman456

      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

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

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

  • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

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

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

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

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

  • 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?

  • 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

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

  • TnT-GRAPHICS

    Thank you For listening to us.

  • kevinlemus310319

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

  • When will it be applied?

    • jacksonnOnYT

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

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

  • Alucard-XII

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

    I hope you open the door for all publishers.

  • 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

    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

      Are there many bigger games than Fortnite right now?

    • 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.

    • 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

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

  • BladeofImmortal

    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.

  • finally

  • soundandvision77

    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.

  • Poxa, Parabéns. Até que fim em nos escutou…

  • 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.

  • 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

    thank you so much PlayStation you guys are the best!

  • What about protecting your users, Sony?

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

    • 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.

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

  • dang3rs33k3r2006

    So does that mean I can play fortnite with xbox?

  • Finally!!!

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