Whether you’re working together to save the world or brutally gunning each other down in a battle royale, Fortnite’s a game that’s made more fun when you’re playing with your pals. Okay, aren’t all games? But what if you’re stuck on the PlayStation 4 when your buddies are all on different systems?
Will you be destined to end up forever separated like Romeo and Juliet, Cowherd and Weaver Girl, or Widowmaker and Tracer from those angsty Overwatch femslash fanfiction? The answer has always been yes… until now.
Starting today, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is launching an extended open beta for Fortnite cross-play, allowing for cross-platform play across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows and Mac. That’s right, long gone are the days of isolationist policies, we’re in the age of cross-play!
This is going to be a major policy change for SIE and they’ve hinted at future possibilities of cross-platform play for other titles. While that’s all we have to go on currently, we’re definitely excited about the direction SIE’s heading in.
Rocket League next, perhaps?
JoYFQ is a Gryffindor who distracts herself from the pitfalls of capitalism and hegemonic representations by reading fanfiction. Has surprisingly good RNG luck in games. Probably just jinxed herself.