(Update) Apparently you can play Fortnite together on PS4 and Xbox One

19 September, 2017, 01:22 | Author: Darren Santiago
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Microsoft's Play Anywhere initiative allows Xbox and PC gamers to battle each other online.

Following some Reddit detective work, the user quickly found out that the only player with that name tag playing Fortnite was on the Xbox One. PRE_-CISION-_ documented his evidence in a Reddit post, which contains Twitch clips and screenshots of his discoveries.

Somehow, players are managing to play cross-platform, with anyone they want; something the game apparently, isn't created to do. Conversely, Xbox gamer tags can't have underscores. Thus, when PS4 players noticed random opponents in their matches with handles that included spaces, they knew something odd was going on. He booted up his Xbox One and typed it in there, "for the hell of it", he said. Players are supposed to be able to share progression between their PS4 and PC accounts, but they aren't supposed to be able to play with or against others on different platforms.

Fortnite does not officially support cross-play. It was a charming picture, but raised a lot of questions among the community-why wasn't this great feature announced? "We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected", is what Epic stated, meaning this issue wasn't an act of defiance or anything malicious. It looks like these brief glimpses of the big, attractive world of cross-console play were total accidents.

Would enabling cross-play online be a smart move from Microsoft or Sony?

"I've been keeping up on the news of crossplay and felt this was a game changer, the world could exist with both major console networks happily together", PRE_-CISION-_ said.

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