Last week, we learned that Fornite Battle Royale would be coming to both Android and iOS, and support cross-play between other platforms like Mac, PS4, and PC. Over the weekend, we learned from Epic Games’ announcement that Xbox One would have cross-play with PC, Android, and iOS, but not PS4.
“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,” a Microsoft representative said in an email to The Jolt Journal today. “We’ve worked closely with Nintendo to allow cross-network play between Xbox One and Switch and our offer to do the same with PlayStation players still holds. For any other questions regarding ‘Fortnite’ cross-network play between Xbox and PlayStation, please reach out to Epic or Sony directly.”
We reached out to both Sony and Epic Games for comment, but have not responded.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 10, 2018
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 11, 2018
Microsoft has essentially been sending an open invitation to Sony for cross-play capabilities. In a statement to Gamespot, Sony said “PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002.” The company further added, “We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play.”