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Fortnite quietly enables PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play

Fortnite quietly enables PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play

The gamer, who goes under the name PRE_-CISION-_ told Kotaku: "I noticed the gamer tag of this dude had a space in it, which was weird". However, one game has already managed to enable cross-play between the two platforms.

Gamers in the Fortnite subreddit spotted what they thought was cross-console play in the co-op sandbox survival game over the weekend.

The game's FAQ states that "Cross-platform play is not supported by Fortnite at this time", meaning this could be an actual feature down the line in early access, or in the full release when the game goes free-to-play. I'd be all in for system exclusive games if multi-platform titles had cross-network features. A Reddit user named PRE_-CISION-_ (via Eurogamer) recently noticed a player with an Xbox Gamertag in an online match while playing on PS4. However Epic quickly confirmed that PS4 and Xbox One cross-play had indeed happened accidentally, as a result of a "configuration issue". Was it a mistake?

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In an email Epic said: "We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected". It looks like these brief glimpses of the big, attractive world of cross-console play were total accidents.

The Fortnite community was quick to point out Microsoft and Sony's own stance on cross-network play - that it is absolutely, definitely not allowed.

Would enabling cross-play online be a smart move from Microsoft or Sony? Ryan added, "To my knowledge, there is no live conversation [about cross-console play] ongoing at the moment". "I don't know why that has to become the dialogue", he said.


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