If you are someone who plays multiplayer titles on PlayStation 4, Sony has some good news for you. Sony has announced that it is bringing cross-play support to the device. Cross-Play is a feature that allows users to compete with other users who are playing the game with different devices like Mac, PC, Android, iOS, Switch and Xbox One. Although users have been demanding this feature for a long period of time, Sony has been a lot resistant about the introduction, due to reasons unspecified. The company revealed this information via an online blog post at the PlayStation blog.
“Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content. We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution,” said the company while introducing the decision. Fortnite is the first game to get the feature from the company, and there will be an extended Fortnite Cross-Play Beta as well. “The first step will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems,” added Sony.
The company also added that the decision marks a major deviation from the current policy and that it works tirelessly to bring the same changes throughout the organization. It was clear from the beginning that Cross Play does not have a technical limitation and that the bottleneck was the exclusive policy that Sony used to follow. Now that the policy is beginning to change, users can expect more games enabling cross-play feature in the future. As of now, at least Fortnite users can start competing people who are using Xbox or even an Android device.