After dodging the bullet so many times, Sony Interactive Entertainment has finally embraced cross-platform multiplayer. Starting today, September 26, 2018, Playstation 4 users playing Fortnite can enter an extended open beta testing for “…cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems,” according to SIE President John Kodera in a press release.
The official news broke out on the official social media pages of Playstation NA and EU. This raises concern if the Asian counterparts will be included in the beta, due to the lack of update in the Playstation Asia page (or if it will follow suit eventually).
Kodera stressed that the inclusion of cross-play came about after a “comprehensive evaluation process,” making Fortnite the first game to experience the popularly-demanded change. It looks like Sony will be fully embracing the cross-platform experience from here on out, with Kodera assuring Playstation fans that the company is now “… in the planning process across the organization to support this change.”
It can be recalled that SIE blocked cross-play for many games, such as Fortnite, PUBG, and Minecraft (to name a few), with Microsoft and Nintendo throwing shade at the Sony console by teaming up for the Minecraft cross-play support.
No further details regarding the beta have been released.
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