Earlier it was reported that Fortnite Battle Royale would be arriving on mobile devices where it would also allow cross-platform play between mobile gamers, PC gamers, Mac gamers, and PS4 gamers. Microsoft's Xbox One was left out of the list, which like we said isn't surprising given Sony's past reluctance.
However this isn't necessarily a done deal yet. According to The Verge, Microsoft has confirmed to the publication that they are working with Epic Games to enable the functionality in the future. "We have been working closely with the team at Epic Games for some time to bring this functionality to all current and future versions of Fortnite and expect it to be available on Xbox along with other platforms. Microsoft has long been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles."
However it should be noted that Microsoft does not specifically mention the PS4, so it is possible that at the end of the day, cross-play between Xbox One and PS4 gamer won’t be happening, but we guess at least there will be support between Xbox One and gamers on other platforms. It is unclear when this will happen (if at all), but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more updates.
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