Sony announces Fortnite PS4 crossplay with Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, iOS, and Android

The beta is live today.

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The cross-play wars have reached a major milestone today. Sony has decided to play nice and announced a PS4 cross-play Fortnite beta that starts today. This "extended cross-play" will allow cross-platform gameplay, progression, and commerce across PS4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC platforms.

The major news was revealed in a blog post this morning. The post also included this message from SIE President and CEO John Kodera:

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.

As Nick Chester of Epic Games said in the interview above, anything is possible. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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