Fortnite briefly features PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play

Posted September 19, 2017

It seems that enabling cross-platform play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gamers is a simple configuration setting, as Epic games mistakenly let PlayStation 4 players battle against Xbox One gamers on Fortnite today. So starting two days ago, when Fortnite players on PS4 reported encountering Xbox One players in-game, it came as quite a shock. As innocuous as this may appear to be, PRE_-CISION-_ correctly noted that PlayStation Network accounts can not have spaces in their name.

Curious, the Redditor flipped on their Xbox One to search the username, and sure enough, the search turned up a result.

Does this mean we're finally getting cross-platform play between the two long-standing rivals? Enjoy while you can.

According to the FAQ on Epic Games' official website, Fortnite does not support cross-play.

Fortnite quietly enables PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play – report

Sadly, Kotaku reports, it was a mistake on the developers part, rather than a new feature. Immediately, he found the player, whose achievements indicated that he owned Fortnite. "We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected", a spokesperson said.

In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Sony head of global sales and marketing Jim Ryan described Sony's stance against cross-console play as "a commercial discussion between ourselves and our stakeholders" and "not a profound philosophical stance". Sony and Microsoft are also being quiet on the subject.

As evidence mounted, another example of an Xbox gamertag in a PS4 game popped up. "I don't know why that has to become the dialogue", he said.

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