Sony is finally enabling cross-play for “select third party content”. Popular shooter Fortnite is the first game that Sony are testing for cross-play with an open beta that’ll let PS4 players go up against people on the Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac and mobile.
After the launch of Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch, Sony received a lot of criticism for blocking cross-play despite there competitors allowing the feature.
In a blog post, Sony have said;
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.
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.
With Season 6 in Fortnite about to start, this news couldn’t have come at a better time. Well done Sony, now to move on to other titles.
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