Microsoft says Sony is purposefully holding back 'Fornite' cross-play

Alicia Guzman
March 14, 2018

For now, Xbox One can play with PC, Mac and mobile, while PlayStation 4 players can play with PC, Mac and mobile.

Starting Monday, players can sign up to participate in the Fortnite Battle Royale closed-beta for iOS.

It enables players to buy cosmetic items for their Fortnite character and it is also how you can buy the Battle Pass, which is another way to unlock rewards. They confirmed cross-play between mobile devices and Xbox One players, and even cross-progression support.

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With Fortnite Mobile recruits occurring later today, Epic Games and Microsoft have given fans crisp any desire for cross-stage play between the two support variants. The same goes for Cross Play and Cross Progression with the Xbox One as well. You will receive an email invite once you are able to play. Such a popular game being playable across so many platforms with cross-play is something of a first, though I have to question how such an intricate and hectic game will work on a touchscreen.

At the end of last week Epic Games announced that it was preparing its hit game, Fortnite, for mobile.

Live now, but via invite only (sign up here) to keep the servers from melting, early videos have already got over a million views, suggesting there's huge interest from mobile gamers.

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To participate, players just have to download the Pre-launch Online Tournament in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. Although the Nintendo Switch is really where it's at, with an explosion of new titles to be released this year.

Once you signup, you will then have to wait until invites are sent out via email, which Epic has stated should be sent out "soon".

While a version of Fortnite: Battle Royale has been announced for mobile devices, it is not now available. With its cartoon looks, over gritty realism, it has wide appeal and Android users will get to join in within a few months.

"We've worked closely with Nintendo to allow cross-network play between Xbox One and Switch and our offer to do the same with PlayStation players still holds", Microsoft said in a statement to Kotaku.

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