Sony announced today that after a comprehensive and detailed analysis they have found a way to support cross-platform features on select third party content e.g. Fortnite.
From today Sony will offer an open beta for Fortnite that allows:
- cross platform game play
between PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows and Mac.
We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.
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 is amazing news and an open beta is a great way to get the community to support this endeavor. Having the ability to play with friends regardless of platform is a great news for gamers.