Microsoft has openly pushed cross-play between platforms while Sony has been reluctant to add support. The blog reads, "On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac". Cross-play was possible when Epic Games' apparently forgot to "switch off" its cross-platform play between the PS4 and Xbox One previous year which proved that it wasn't impossible.
"Fortnite" will soon be getting cross-platform support for the Xbox One allowing cross-play with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android players. In a post on their website by the Fortnite team, the developers have stated "We're happy to announce today that in partnership with our friends at Microsoft, Fortnite will feature cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-purchase, between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and (in the next few months) Android". The Xbox One is still a console and built with the same x86 architecture like the PS4, there shouldn't be any technical differences that would prevent both systems from cross-play. The matchmaking across devices will be opt-in, and it's primarily created to allow groups of friends to play with each other, as playing from your phone against a skilled PC player won't be an experience you'll want to opt into regularly.
Virginia men's hoops selected as number one overall seed in NCAA Tournament
The Tar Heels, the No. 2 seed in the West, will face No. 15 seed Lipscomb in Charlotte on Thursday despite losing 10 games. In the first half, the game got off to a close start, with Clemson beginning to pull away and claim a lead.
And now, since the publication of the blog and not mentioning Xbox in the cross-platform list, Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One users will be able to participate in the cross-platform games. But the question is: when?
Last week, Epic Games announced that the hit base-building battle royale title will be making its way to mobile devices.