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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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fryd-rice said:

September 26th, 4:47 pm

How about GTA V Online cross platform play!?!?!?

salBAMM said:

September 26th, 5:00 pm

Thank you Playstation! I love you. Fortnite. LET´S GOO!!!

Kokichi_Ouma_ said:

September 26th, 5:03 pm

Does this mean I can link my accounts now?

Superstone said:

September 26th, 5:14 pm

Who cares about Fortnite. I want a new handheld and backwards compatibility.

hobo_gloves said:

September 26th, 5:32 pm

PSNid changes next?

Modyeden said:

September 26th, 6:00 pm

Please help me i lost allé my Epic Games friends

mrandell_87 said:

September 26th, 6:29 pm

Make Warframe next to crossplay

doughead2626 said:

September 26th, 6:47 pm

Great job Sony keep it up were excited!

WILLBRR74 said:

September 26th, 7:17 pm

It Is About Time This Is Done. I Have Both Xbox One And Ps4 Because Of The Fact That I Love To Play With My Significant Other On Games That Both Consoles Have And I Would Love The Cross Platform Feature. To Be On One Console And Play A Game, For Instance: Fortnite Or Call Of Duty, And Have The Chance To Play With Or Against My Significant Other.

zbobster said:

September 26th, 7:59 pm

THANK YOU PLAYSTATION!!!!! You just did yourself a world of service by allowing Cross-Play among us Fortnite fans. Saved me from having to trash my console and buy an X-Box! I believe, I speak for thousands as many of my friends have already given up on the platform for that very reason.

ShadewDonger said:

September 26th, 8:22 pm

Ewww, no…just no.

DjBoSaNaC89 said:

September 26th, 8:32 pm

Playstation haves started to dig his own grave with this reaction!!

Because it was a unique platform with great benefits and games. But now with cross-platform it will dig his hole in the ground.

Microsoft was never a gaming platform just desktop platform. And you can see that with the new Xbox One. They do not own good 1st party games but hardware. Sony was tricked and now it will be more terrible for them.

I wish Sony good luck. But with PS5 the sales will be changing. Please put this comment as important!!!

franciscodiazten said:

September 26th, 8:33 pm

We can now start playing with XBOX

Unknown__Skys said:

September 26th, 9:17 pm

This is the best thing that has happen in a long time

Jorfito89 said:

September 26th, 9:21 pm

Ahora con gta 5 porfa

JayBeast87 said:

September 26th, 9:44 pm


bbsrcm said:

September 26th, 10:32 pm

Thank you so much for opening this up because I am being bullied at school because I am the only kid that has a PS4 and not an Xbox. PS > Xbox

PanPlacek24 said:

September 26th, 11:57 pm

Cmon I have friend who have PS4 and can cross platform can stay forever

marsa_ibrahim said:

September 27th, 12:45 am

Its okay but not fair. PC players are a bit better than console players. They can edit and build faster that console players. Hope there will be options where one can choose whether to cross platforms or stay in the same platform

RILEY--G-- said:

September 27th, 12:46 am

Let’s get ready do destroy those Xbox player am I right?

PemtseBK201 said:

September 27th, 2:32 am

Monster Hunter World please. Thank you.

Maydos_BR said:

September 27th, 4:32 am

Parabéns Sony!

NO_FEAR said:

September 27th, 5:55 am

Excellent news! I hope this becomes the norm and not the exception. I enjoy games on PS4, PSVR, PC and WMR. I have friends who game on other systems. Moving from game to game and system to system should be a cohesive experience, each has it’s reasons for a place in our lives. I would love to be able to pruchase a game on multiple systems like I have for Elite Dangerous. Play on PC in VR then go on PS4 and pick up where I left off. One account across all platforms. I would love to play my son in Rocket league on his system of choice. Keep it up PlayStation. Be on the right side of history with your community.

Aisenfield said:

September 27th, 6:00 am

You see? That was a piece of cake, we plus members are paying for fast solutions.

Killerbeast2003 said:

September 27th, 7:25 am

Thank you for this I’m sure everyone will agree with your decision and I would like to suggest if you could you should make fallout 76 cross compatible.

met321 said:

September 27th, 8:13 am

Wow nice helping ms and nin for no good reason. This feature is unnecessary and a waste of time and money. Shame on you sony you let me down.

    kitty_sullivan said:

    September 28th, 6:51 am

    How does giving some fans what they want helping Microsoft? I mean…they won’t have to buy an Xbox now…..doesn’t that HURT Microsoft? I’m confused…

GuyGBills said:

September 27th, 8:36 am

Please sony add cross play to anything that has an external community sign in e.g. Rainbow Six has the ubisoft club, Destiny 2 has the bungie app. Its across all platforms so similar to fortnite in concept!

Mattiasbergis07 said:

September 27th, 9:08 am

Thank You Sony! So glad that this came true. Im actually glad that Minecraft maybe gets bedrock which is really good! I appreciate this!

silentmoon63 said:

September 27th, 2:39 pm

Does this also mean skyrim special edition will have mods with external assets on the PlayStation 4?

xxleozao17xx said:

September 27th, 5:46 pm


Glaubertt_RJ_BR said:

September 27th, 5:57 pm

Bathesda fez muito alarde e mimimi sobre o crossplay do PS4, e não consigo entender, Fallout 76 não tem crossplay!
Como assim?

locatelo29 said:

September 27th, 8:31 pm

You must add crossplay for read dead redemption 2 multiplayer beta its gonna be a huge opportunity

kitty_sullivan said:

September 28th, 6:47 am

Great, my son plays on Xbox. How would we go about linking up with him?

WilliamCapo211 said:

September 28th, 1:04 pm

How do you cross play do?

jmatteis said:

September 29th, 12:35 pm

Just a question… I have 2 different user names, one for XBOX and one for PSN but they are both now linked through the same EPIC account. Can I play against someone else in the same household when I am on XBOX and they are on PS4? Or do they have to log into their own account on PS4?

Ribbit_RC said:

October 1st, 5:17 am

can u bring jack 2 to ps4 with better grafics and/or bring all ps2 games to ps4 :) :) :()

WaVe_Barrix said:

October 9th, 2:44 pm

Thank you for keeping up with all the news really helps everyone trying to keep up.

GrimSullen805 said:

October 10th, 10:35 am

If its not much to ask could you have ark survival evolve to crossplay?

AlmightySQ said:

October 24th, 5:41 am

This is truly a great time to be alive. This is what the gamers have always wanted, and this reassures me that PlayStation is the best console to play on. Now all we need is for the other games to add support for Cross Play between PS4 and Xbox One. Games such as: GTA 5, Battlefield, Call of Duty etc. Would be epic.

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