Microsoft Hoping For Fortnite Cross-Platform Play Between PS4 & Xbox One

Fortnite now on Xbox One PS4 PC Mac and mobile

The pair of announcements detailed cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4, Mobile, and PC. On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac.

The mobile version of the game will allow players to battle against console and computer players. According to the developer, the next few months will see cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-purchase between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS arrive to the game.

Although the battle royale game has been available on Xbox One and PC since July of a year ago, mobile games were just announced on March 10.

Microsoft doesn't specifically confirm Fortnite players will be able to cross-play between Xbox One and PS4, but it's clear there's going to be some cross-play support involving Xbox and other platforms. This was further solidified when Epic Games announced that the PS4 version of "Fortnite" will also feature cross-play with PC, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. Microsoft's Xbox One was left out of the list, which like we said isn't surprising given Sony's past reluctance.

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"Fortnite" is free to play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac, and is owned by around 45 million people.

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. "And, as always, cross-play is opt in".

Still, Microsoft has stated that they are working closely with Epic Games to enable the feature sometime in the future. On several levels, "Fortnite" is similar to "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" - often known as "PUBG" - which is another massively popular battle-royale style video game.

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