Sony Brings Crossplay to the PlayStation 4
Crossplay has been one of the most player-requested features for this generation of gamers, for as long as I can remember. I mean who wouldn't want to play with their best buddy on another platform like the Xbox One or the Switch--think of the possibilities. Well as of September 26th Sony has made the first step toward making that possible. The only catch is, it's only set up for Fortnite.
Fortnite players on PS4 can now play with gamers on Xbox One, Switch, Android, iOS, Windows and Mac computers. In the PlayStation blog that announced this, John Kodera said this:
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.Granted this is only for Fortnite and it's only in BETA, this is a great first step to getting crossplay with more games down the road.
Personally, I think this is great. I have friends on either platform (PS4 or Xbox One) that I would love to play certain games with but I'm unable to do so because I don't have said game for that console. With cross-platform play, I wouldn't have to worry about that anymore. Hopefully, Sony sees the benefit in crossplay and continues to open more games to crossplay.
Courtesy of Games News Network