Microsoft And Epic Games Work Together To Push Cross-Platform Play Further

  • Microsoft And Epic Games Work Together To Push Cross-Platform Play Further

Microsoft And Epic Games Work Together To Push Cross-Platform Play Further

In addition, these features will be added to Android versions in the next few months. Unfortunately, Sony remained stern with its reluctance to allow cross-play with the PlayStation 4 as it previously did with "Rocket League" and "Minecraft".

Although the battle royale game has been available on Xbox One and PC since July of previous year, mobile games were just announced on March 10. Mobile devices coming soon.

It looks like the ball is in Sony's court when it comes to cross-platform play in Fortnite between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

"We have been working closely with the team at Epic Games for some time to bring this functionality to all current and future versions of Fortnite and expect it to be available on Xbox along with other platforms", says a Microsoft spokesperson. On several levels, "Fortnite" is similar to "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" - often known as "PUBG" - which is another massively popular battle-royale style video game.

Multi-platform play has been the go to for many game franchises, and has worked out fine. All that's needed is an internet or data connection.

The Xbox One was suspiciously absent from the list, but Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that it's working with Epic Games to enable this in the future. It'll be interesting to see how mobile device players fare against console and computer players who arguably have the advantages of a larger screen and greater gaming controls.

If are you interested in taking part in the invite-only event sign up on the website tomorrow (which you can do, here.) So far, the list of supported devices are as follows: iOS 11 on at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 devices.