Fortnite mobile will see Xbox One cross-play, but not Xbox to PS4 cross-play

Last week, when Epic Games announced it was porting Fortnite to mobile, there was one console conspicuously left out of the list for cross-play support: Xbox One. Over the weekend, clarity emerged from Microsoft and Epic, and yes, cross-play is happening there too, with the usual PS4/Xbox anti-cooperation shenanigans.

“We have been working closely with the team at Epic Games for some time to bring this functionality to all current and future versions of Fortnite and expect it to be available on Xbox along with other platforms,” Microsoft told The Verge. “Microsoft has long been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles.”

Epic Games’ Nick Chester spelled it out more overtly. “Xbox One players can play with PC, Mac, and mobile,” he tweeted. “PlayStation 4 players can play with PC, Mac, and mobile.” So basically, full cross-play except between PS4 and Xbox One. As usual.

Meanwhile, Epic made its apologies for the delayed jetpack:

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Jack Pipsam

I remember when there was the ‘bug’ which let XB1 and PS4 play together.

What Microsoft did last generation wasn’t right, but that certainly doesn’t make it okay for Sony now.

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Jack Kerras

What the fuck is wrong with these folks?

War’s over. Let people play together, you monstrous bristling bouquet of wobbly schlongs.

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Tom R

Now that playstation is in the lead they don’t want to let you own an Xbox and play with them, that’s bad business…from a marketing perspective.

Next gen, if Xbox is the leader they’ll be denying playstation’s requests for cross platform.

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Schmidt.Capela

It’s the walled garden mentality. Which is why I only purchase a console if it has been hacked. And also why I will only ever consider purchasing any Apple device the day Apple includes the option to jailbreak it in the menu, like Android does.