'Fortnite' Gets Xbox One Cross-Platform Support

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Unfortunately, Sony remained stern with its reluctance to allow cross-play with the PlayStation 4 as it previously did with "Rocket League" and "Minecraft".

In what could be seen as a subtle dig at Sony, the post also states "Contrary to what may have been implied, Microsoft has always been a leading voice in supporting cross-platform play, connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles".

Microsoft has openly pushed cross-play between platforms while Sony has been reluctant to add support. On Twitter, Epic Games' Nick Chester revealed that Xbox One players will only be able to play Fortnite with PC, Mac, and Mobile players, and PlayStation 4 players will also only be able to play against PC, Mac, and mobile players. Cross-play was possible when Epic Games' apparently forgot to "switch off" its cross-platform play between the PS4 and Xbox One a year ago which proved that it wasn't impossible. It further reads, "In partnership with our friends at Sony, Fortnite Battle Royale will support Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android".

This is mainly due to Sony, being hesitant when it comes to allowing its PlayStation 4 games to cross-play with Xbox One.

A couple of days ago, we shared the news that Epic Games' Fortnite: Battle Royale will be getting a mobile release, and with the mobile release, will end up supporting crossplay and cross-progress functionality.

And now, Fortnite has announced that the game is coming on mobile devices.

Still, Microsoft has stated that they are working closely with Epic Games to enable the feature sometime in the future.