Xbox's Phil Spencer Sounds Off On Fortnite Crossplay Potential, Along With Marketing

Mindy Sparks
March 12, 2018

On Twitter, Epic Games' Nick Chester revealed that Xbox One players will only be able to play Fortnite with PC, Mac, and Mobile players, and PlayStation 4 players will also only be able to play against PC, Mac, and mobile players.

This is only on iOS and all communication regarding the Android release has suggested that it could still be "in the next few months".

This isn't to say that players will be getting a lesser experience, as the developers have promised the "Same gameplay, same map, same content". There are already sign-ups for the iOS version of the game which will be out during their Invite Event.

The leading industry in software, especially in operating systems - Microsoft, has just pushed the barrier with cross-platform play in Epic Games' free-to-play battle royale game, Fortnite.

We believe this is the future of games. This means players across devices can squad up with friends and play together.

However, Sony is still not "willing" to feature cross-play with other platforms as they want to safeguard their players' information and the children from "external influences" and that's according to Sony Interactive Entertainment's Jim Ryan.

It's possible though that first Epic Games could hold a test period for the game on mobile because, as we'll get to, the developers are holding sign-ups for an "invite event". We'll be adding more players regularly over the coming months.

This weekend Epic confirmed that Fortnite will soon feature crossplay support for PC, mobile, and Xbox.

Microsoft doesn't specifically confirm Fortnite players will be able to cross-play between Xbox One and PS4, but it's clear there's going to be some cross-play support involving Xbox and other platforms.

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