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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

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

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

  • Kokichi_Ouma_

    Does this mean I can link my accounts now?

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

  • hobo_gloves

    PSNid changes next?

  • Please help me i lost allé my Epic Games friends

  • mrandell_87

    Make Warframe next to crossplay

  • doughead2626

    Great job Sony keep it up were excited!

  • 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.

  • 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

    Ewww, no…just no.

  • DjBoSaNaC89

    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

    We can now start playing with XBOX

  • Unknown__Skys

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

  • Ahora con gta 5 porfa

  • FINAAAAALLY!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  • 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

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

  • marsa_ibrahim

    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

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

  • PemtseBK201

    Monster Hunter World please. Thank you.

  • Parabéns Sony!

  • 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.

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

  • Killerbeast2003

    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.

  • 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

      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…

  • 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

    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

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

  • xxleozao17xx

    NOSSAAAAAAAA AGORA SIM SONY PARABENS ..VAI SER MUITO BOM JOGAR COM OS AMIGOS DE OUTRAS PLATAFORMA ..ESPERO QUE LIBERA MAIS JOGOS ..GTA …FIFA …ETC …PARABENS

  • Glaubertt_RJ_BR

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

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

  • kitty_sullivan

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

  • WilliamCapo211

    How do you cross play do?

  • 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?

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

  • WaVe_Barrix

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

  • GrimSullen805

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

  • 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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