Sony is finally listening to PlayStation gamers and opening up the PS4 to cross-platform play. The gaming giant’s archaic stance on cross-platform support came into focus when Fortnite launched on the Nintendo Switch. At the time, PS4 users who tried to log into their account on Nintendo’s console were blocked from doing so because Sony wouldn’t allow any form of cross-platform play.
This began a wave of backlash against Sony. The policy not only cut off cross-platform play but it also blocked Fortnite users who created an Epic account on the PS4 from logging into their account on another platform. Essentially, you had to have two different Fortnite accounts to play on a PS4 and another platform.
Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment launched an open beta allowing PS4 users to play Fortnite with other platforms, including the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, Android and iOS. It’s only a test at this point, but it if it goes well, the cross-platform feature will make its way into other games, which is great news for PS4 users.