Microsoft blames Sony for lack of Fortnite cross-play on consoles

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Players on Xbox One will be able to compete against other gamers on PC, Mac as well as mobile, but not with PS4 users, and vice versa. Recently, Fortnite developer Epic Games announced the arrival of cross-play between consoles and PC, Mac and mobile, but not between the PS4 and Xbox One.

Microsoft points the finger at Sony.

"Microsoft has always been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles", Microsoft told Kotaku.

In 2016, Microsoft revealed a proposal for cross-play between Windows 10 and Xbox One, for titles such as Rocket League Players across both the platforms, something that was already running on the PS4 and Steam users. Spencer said at the time that he "would have liked to see them leave it on".

"Microsoft has always been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles", said a Microsoft representative in an email to Kotaku regarding the lone holdout for Fortnite cross-play. Sony gets grumpy about letting ecosystems mix, so they're now blocking Xbox One users from joining the fun, but they can still play on their own with fellow Xbox gamers.

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So maybe in the future when mobile phones can pack more power we might see more games live Save the World launch, but right now that isn't going to happen. It's likely Epic will support various joypads and controllers on mobile too.

Earlier, a possible bug enabled cross-play between the Xbox One and PS4.

Epic Games have confirmed that they will not be able to bring every aspect of Fortnite to Mobile. Meanwhile, Fortnite developers have addressed the concerns surrounding the mobile version of the game.

If you are a mobile gamer eager to get Fortnite installed you can participate in the Invite Event on iOS now (iOS 11 on iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro devices or later).

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