It’s not just Instagram Stories that Snapchat has to worry about. Facebook and Messenger Stories now have 300 million daily active users, the company announced Wednesday. A user counts as one person, meaning they would not be counted twice across both apps. Facebook did not share the breakdown between each app. By comparison, Snap-owned Snapchat reported 188 million daily active users in its second quarter earnings report in August.
TWO YEARS AGO, Facebook-owned Oculus quietly began demoing a prototype of a stand-alone VR headset codenamed Santa Cruz. Unlike the Oculus Rift, this prototype didn’t need to be wired to a PC to work. Like the Oculus Rift, it promised an immersive quality that might help people actually understand why they’d want to hang out in a virtual environment, wearing a device on their face. Now that prototype is coming out. At its annual developer conference today in San Jose, Oculus unveiled the Quest, the official name for the Santa Cruz headset. Oculus plans to ship it next spring for $399.
About two weeks ago, AppleInsider compared the iPhone X to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 while playing Fortnite, but some complained putting a just-released phone against last year’s model. With the release of the iPhone XS and XS Max, is there as much of a difference between the flagship models of both companies as last time?
Sony Interactive Entertainment boss John Kodera announced the news in a blog post today. “The first step will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems. We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective. ”
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.