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Here's Why PS4 and Xbox Players Can't Play Fortnite Together

14 March 2018

Microsoft is saying they are open to allow the functionality, but Sony is failing to oblige.

Three days ago Xbox chief Phil Spencer hinted at Sony being responsible when one Twitter user told him "we really want cross-play system between Xbox One and PS4".

Though it appears that Sony is just forcing its aggressive business practices for the PS4 in its decision to prohibit Xbox One and PS4 cross-play since Microsoft, the owner of the Xbox One, actually is in favor of the aspect. Building off of the success that the game has experienced on PC and consoles, the game's mobile spin-off could potentially be a huge success as well, making a lot of money for the companies behind it.

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"We've worked closely with Nintendo to allow cross-network play between Xbox One and Switch and our offer to do the same with PlayStation players still holds". Further, the executive stated that for any other questions related to Fortnite cross-play between Xbox and PlayStation, Epic and Sony should be contacted.

Then in 2017, Microsoft announced that cross-platform support for Minecraft would be available for the Xbox One, Switch, and mobile, but PS4 was absent from the list.

Fortnite Battle Royale is the latest game attempting to offer cross-platform gameplay, but is hitting some snags.

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The first Fortnite Mobile servers are likely to go live by the weekend, so fans waiting for an invite should get a big update on what the new platform is like to play on.

Ultimately, it's the expected control scheme for Fortnite on mobile, even if it isn't the most elegant solution. "Exposing what in many cases are children to external influences we have no ability to manage or look after, it's something we have to think about very carefully".

While announcing the mobile version, Epic talked of its vision for the game, saying, "We believe this is the future of games". Console quality graphics and action. To participate in the Fortnite Battle Royale Invite Event you will need iOS 11 and an iPhone 6S (or better) or iPad Mini 4 or Air 2 (or better).

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Here's Why PS4 and Xbox Players Can't Play Fortnite Together