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.
Xbox One players can play with PC, Mac, and mobile.
PlayStation 4 players can play with PC, Mac, and mobile.
— Nick Chester (@nickchester) March 10, 2018
Meanwhile, Epic made its apologies for the delayed jetpack:
Systems designer Eric Williamson provides more info on the delay of the Jetpack and hints at the new feature coming to Battle Royale. pic.twitter.com/K3EBn5Iapa
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 9, 2018