John Kodera, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has posted a message announcing the arrival of the extended Cross-Play support on PlayStation 4. The first step in this regard is represented by Fortnite, playable on PS4 with Android users, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC and Mac.
This is the message of President John Kodera: “Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content. We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution.
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.
For 24 years, we have strived to deliver the best gaming experience to our fans by providing a uniquely PlayStation perspective. Today, the communities around some games have evolved to the point where cross-platform experiences add significant value to players. In recognition of this, we have completed a thorough analysis of the business mechanics required to ensure that the PlayStation experience for our users remains intact today, and in the future, as we look to open up the platform.”
The Open Beta Cross-Play of Fortnite will be available later in the day today, we will update you when we have more details. What do you think of this news? Let us know about your opinions in the comments below.