Cross-play for Fortnite PS4 and XBox One, Ain’t Happening At All
Cross-play for Fortnite PS4 and Xbox One is not happening. The saga between Microsoft and Sony’s cross-play battles has taken another twist. Epic games announced cross-progression and cross-play earlier this week between PS4, PC, Mac, iOs and eventually the Android versions of the game. But based on the feedback from gamers, cross-play between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is not happening. Microsoft’s Xbox One was not included on the list. The company revealed though that it will support cross-play on Fortnite for Xbox and that it will be available in the future.
Unfortunately, the cross-play between Fortnite PS4 and Xbox One will not happen. Epic Games’ Nick Chester said on Twitter that Xbox one player will not be able to play Fortnite with PC, Mac, and mobile players. PS4 will also be limited to PC, Mac, and mobile.
It is now clear that PS4 versus Xbox One Fortnite will not be supported. Despite it having no technical reason at all, it just cannot work. Epic Games enabled the cross-play last year, but only briefly. And Xbox One players and PS4 players were able to play briefly due to a configuration issue.
I am sure most gamers are disappointed by this news. It would have been more fun and convenient for players if they can cross-play. It would have been more challenging for avid gamers to have a wider option when they play. More players would have been encouraged to play the game regardless of what device they use.
But as it goes, Epic Games itself has declared that cross-play between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is quite impossible.
But who knows? Maybe time will come that they will be able to find a way to make cross-play between these two possible. With the help of technology and the many creative and imaginative minds behind these companies, nothing is impossible.
Technology is an ever continuing process of improvement and development. This declaration that PS4 versus Xbox One cross-play will not happen might one day become a reality. People will not take it as it is. They will find ways to develop and discover solutions to make the impossible a possibility.