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"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."

 

Looks like they've finally done something about it!

Read more at the PlayStation Blog

 

Great news and I hope it goes smoothly and comes to many more games. As it says progression and commerce will be crossplatform also I guess that means ps4 accounts will now (soon?) be usable on Xbox and Switch.



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Barkley said:

"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."

 

Looks like they've finally done something about it!

Read more at the PlayStation Blog

 

Great news and I hope it goes smoothly and comes to many more games. As it says progression and commerce will be crossplatform also I guess that means ps4 accounts will now (soon?) be usable on Xbox and Switch.

That seems to be nothing less than exactly what this means. I'm a bit surprised it's not just progression and commerce, as opposed to full-blown cross-play.



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So now everyone is happy? Or is there still that odd representation of Sony fans that claimed they didn't want crossplay, and now they are upset? Or was it all a ruse?



That's awesome. Crossplay is just great for consoles that might not have a big audience for certain games.



I am really surprised sony is considering it.



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Boo!

@Sony you're a bunch of spineless cowards! You never should have caved!



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Ka-pi96 said:
Boo!

@Sony you're a bunch of spineless cowards! You never should have caved!

You're right of course. Hey look buddy. They can still tell Bethesda to take their card game and go get f***ed.



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First Nintendo reveals the six month grace period for their online service, now Sony allows crossplay. We face a severe lack of reasons to complain, folks!



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An open beta?
So what, are they going to bring back the bug that was first there when crossplay happened that allowed players to play with everyone.

No beta is needed. Crossplay works.

As for this beta, they better make it permanent. Imagine if this beta is just temp and they go back to how it was. They just use this beta to get everyone who hasn't yet logged into their fortnite account on PSN to do it and then go back to prior, thus locking their accounts to Sony's ecosystem. I can't imagine even Sony would be dumb enough to attempt that. The shitstorm they would receive if not the legal battle would immense.



Long term, this will be a good move. As more platforms become gaming enabled thanks to new players in the hardware space, and the advancement of game streaming, this will ensure Sony maintains their userbase. As gaming grows thanks to the expansion of available platforms, this will mean PlayStation can be in the race for even more users in the future.

So, they got PS Now right, and now online MP is secure. Just need to address Backward Compatibility, Multimedia, and Mobile they will be in good shape moving forward.



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