Fortnite announces cross-platform play sans Xbox One and PS4

Xbox One news this week includes Fortnite Crossplay and PUBG

MICROSOFTXbox One news this week includes Fortnite Crossplay and PUBG

"Fortnite" will soon be getting cross-platform support for the Xbox One allowing cross-play with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android players. It further reads, "In partnership with our friends at Sony, Fortnite Battle Royale will support Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android".

In a sudden twist, yet possibly expected turn of events, Fortnite developer, Epic Games, has announced that Fortnite will be gaining cross-platform play between Xbox and other platforms. The Xbox One was suspiciously absent from the list, but Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that it's working with Epic Games to enable this in the future.

Unfortunately, Xbox One was woefully left off the list of platforms supporting cross-play functionality.

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It looks like the ball is in Sony's court when it comes to cross-platform play in Fortnite between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

However, Sony is still not "willing" to feature cross-play with other platforms as they want to safeguard their players' information and the children from "external influences" and that's according to Sony Interactive Entertainment's Jim Ryan. Microsoft has openly pushed for PS4 and Xbox players on one server but Sony has been reluctant saying that it was something that was "a commercial discussion between ourselves and our stakeholders". Both Psyonix and Mojang have their games, Rocket League and Minecraft, support online play across PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. But the question is: when?

And now, Fortnite has announced that the game is coming on mobile devices.

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