Sony is finally enabling cross-play forFortnitetoday. The PlayStation 4 maker had been blocking cross-play and progression betweenFortniteon PS4 and Nintendo Switch / Xbox One in recent months. The move angeredFortnitefans who couldn’t access progress, skins, and purchases on an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch if they’d played on a PS4. Sony now says it is enabling cross-play forFortnitefans.
“We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution,” says Sony’s PlayStation chief, John Kodera. “The first step will be an open beta beginning today forFortnitethat will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems.”
Sony has previously blocked cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One forFortnite,Rocket League,andMinecraft, despite Nintendo and Microsoft supporting it. Microsoft and Nintendo teamed up to promote cross-play inMinecraftin an unusual move.
The policy change is “major,” according to Kodera, and Sony is now working towards fully supporting cross-play inFortnite. Sony is opening a beta today to test its cross-play support and says it’s looking to open up its platform in the future. This move could signal more support of cross-play games on PS4, and either way it’s a major change for PC, PS4, and Xbox users to be able to play games against each other.
Update September 26th 12:52PM ET:This article has been updated with Epic’s statement on a solution for players with multiple accounts.