Sony Interactive Entertainment is pleased to announce today that Fornite for the PlayStation 4 can now cross-play with other platforms through its open-beta.
According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, progressions, and commerce made on Fortnite on the PlayStation 4 can now be accessed whether you are playing on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices. This is a great news indeed seeing how Sony used to dislike of the idea of ‘cross-play’ with other platforms.
Here’s an official statement of John Kodera, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment:
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.
Fornite is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS devices, Android, and Mac. For those who have friends on other platforms, you can now play with one another regardless of what console/device you have.