PlayStation finally brings CrossPlay

Fortnite: Battle Royale

After months of criticism from Gaming Companies and players, PlayStation and Sony have finally started to bring crossplay to the PlayStation 4. The game is Fortnite of course. Starting today, PlayStation will be hosting a beta for their crossplay services. PS4 players will be able to play with Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems. This may lead to potential other crossplay games according to Sony Interactive Entertainment.

There was a huge doubt if Sony would double down on blocking crossplay. A former Sony developer stated that Sony wouldn’t bring crossplay because they wanted “more money.” On August 31st, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida stated that Fortnite was

“…our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play. Fortnite, I believe, partnered with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users, that’s our belief. But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience. That is our way of thinking for cross-platform.”

Sources:

PlayStation Blog

The Independent – Yoshida’s Response

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