Xbox One/Playstation 4 cross-platform play pops up in Fortnite

Xbox One/Playstation 4 cross-platform play pops up in Fortnite

"We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected", a representative told the website via email. So starting two days ago, when Fortnite players on PS4 reported encountering Xbox One players in-game, it came as quite a shock. Sony later ruled out cross-platform play with Minecraft on the Xbox One as well. However, it seems that the developers behind Fortnite may have managed to succeed by quietly switching on cross-platform play. A quick search confirmed the player in question was on a Xbox and not a PC.

Some suggested the player with an Xbox gamertag was gaming on PC, but then video and screenshots of him playing the Xbox version surfaced, debunking that idea.

So far, Epic Games has yet to confirm or deny that it has implemented cross-console play in Fortnite.

While Sony has revealed that the company would not support cross-play for certain titles even with Microsoft backing, it is unknown at the time of writing whether or not the feature has been approved secretly, or if the instance just happened to be a glitch.

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Would enabling cross-play online be a smart move from Microsoft or Sony?

This generation of consoles has left little to fight over with numerous gaming audience deciding on platform choice by loyalty, variety of exclusives or the platform that their friends are playing on - so why don't PlayStation and Microsoft play nicely and let us all play together via cross-platform?

That's unwelcome news for PS4 players who want to game with their friends on Xbox.

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