Fortnite Open Beta Starting with PS4/XB1/Switch/others Cross Platform Play; Sony changed their minds!!

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by Jazzem » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:17 pm

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.

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. We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.

For 24 years, we have strived to deliver the best gaming experience to our fans by providing a uniquely PlayStation perspective. Today, the communities around some games have evolved to the point where cross-platform experiences add significant value to players. In recognition of this, we have completed a thorough analysis of the business mechanics required to ensure that the PlayStation experience for our users remains intact today, and in the future, as we look to open up the platform.

This represents a major policy change for SIE, and we are now in the planning process across the organization to support this change. We will update the community once we have more details to share, including more specifics regarding the beta timeframe, and what this means for other titles going forward.


https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/09 ... ing-today/

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Hope to god this slowly extends to Rocket League and other titles.

Now everyone thank the bunny:


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PostRe: Fortnite Open Beta Starting with PS4/XB1/Switch Cross Platform Play; they changed their minds!!
by Garth of Christmas Future » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:30 pm

This is excellent news! I hope it quickly becomes the norm, with GRcadians no longer divided online :wub:

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by Jazzem » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:39 pm

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Large faceless monolithic corporations sending cutesy messages to each other on social media shouldn't be this heartwarming...but oh man :wub:

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by Trelliz » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:44 pm

I find it a mixture of funny and exacerbating when these companies put out a series of robust statements about how something will never ever happen ever, cross their hearts and hope to die, white rabbit no return, and then suddenly about-face and do it anyway, couching it as some great idea they've had all along.

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PostRe: Fortnite Open Beta Starting with PS4/XB1/Switch/others Cross Platform Play; Sony changed their minds!!
by NickSCFC » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:45 pm

Guess Sony just weighed up which had the biggest advantage for them

- Discourage people from buying rival platforms by alienating them from their friends
- Appear to be consumer-friendly

Looks like they figured the latter was best for them.

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PostRe: Fortnite Open Beta Starting with PS4/XB1/Switch/others Cross Platform Play; Sony changed their minds!!
by Gemini73 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:09 pm

Sony just robbed MS of one thing they could continue to throw in their face. :slol:

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PostRe: Fortnite Open Beta Starting with PS4/XB1/Switch/others Cross Platform Play; Sony changed their minds!!
by imbusydoctorwho » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:09 pm

Bout dam time,finally embracing cross play will certainly do them a lot of good.

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by OrangeReindeer » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:18 pm

I'm actually surprised

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PostRe: Fortnite Open Beta Starting with PS4/XB1/Switch/others Cross Platform Play; Sony changed their minds!!
by Preezy » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:48 pm

Trelliz wrote:I find it a mixture of funny and exacerbating when these companies put out a series of robust statements about how something will never ever happen ever, cross their hearts and hope to die, white rabbit no return, and then suddenly about-face and do it anyway, couching it as some great idea they've had all along.

They should have used the injection-no-infection-no-cross-keys-count rules, that gooseberry fool is airtight.

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PostRe: Fortnite Open Beta Starting with PS4/XB1/Switch/others Cross Platform Play; Sony changed their minds!!
by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:27 pm

Man I hope PUBG adds this, I'd destroy you PS4 dudes! :datass:

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PostRe: Fortnite Open Beta Starting with PS4/XB1/Switch/others Cross Platform Play; Sony changed their minds!!
by Monkey Man » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:44 pm

Great news, good to see the pressure from fans and other companies paid off. Hopefully the 1st of many.

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by As Fat as Santa » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:09 pm

Hearing this news I jumped on the Switch version. It is now linked to my PC account, which was linked to my PS4 one. YAY!

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PostRe: Fortnite Open Beta Starting with PS4/XB1/Switch/others Cross Platform Play; Sony changed their minds!!
by jawafour » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:49 am

When I saw this story I had thought that cross-play was now gonna be standard... hoorah! However, looking a bit closer I can see that Sony used the line "..SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content...". This sounds like Sony is gonna be dipping a toe into the water rather than jumping in. It'll be interesting to see the pace - or otherwise - of how this development pans out.

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by Delusibeta » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:00 pm

On the one hand, it's definitely a u-turn. On the other, Fortnite is basically big enough that the blow-up was massive, and I'm surprised that Sony thought that going "no" instead of "we're working on it" was a good idea.

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by OrangeReindeer » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:42 am

jawafour wrote:When I saw this story I had thought that cross-play was now gonna be standard... hoorah! However, looking a bit closer I can see that Sony used the line "..SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content...". This sounds like Sony is gonna be dipping a toe into the water rather than jumping in. It'll be interesting to see the pace - or otherwise - of how this development pans out.


Any game big enough that the media fallout outweighs the benefit of keeping a closed ecosystem

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by Floex » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:39 pm

So can use my Switch with my PS4 account yet?

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by Mafro » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:43 pm

Floex wrote:So can use my Switch with my PS4 account yet?

I think so https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/27/1791 ... ccount-fix

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by Floex » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:59 pm

Mafro wrote:
Floex wrote:So can use my Switch with my PS4 account yet?

I think so https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/27/1791 ... ccount-fix


:msgreen: cheers maf


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