Over the weekend, we learned from Epic Games' announcement that Xbox One would have cross-play with PC, Android, and iOS, but not PS4. NetEase announced the FortCraft beta testing period not long after Epic Games and People Can Fly lifted the lid on the mobile version of Fortnite Battle Royale. "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", a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to Kotaku.
Microsoft has essentially been sending an open invitation to Sony for cross-play capabilities. "Cross-platform is already allowed between mobile, PC and Xbox or Playstation players, therefore proving there are no system limitations preventing this from happening".
Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the first opportunities for Xbox and Playstation gamers have been able to play against each other and it is a shame that Sony is blocking the cross-platform gameplay.
Popular online shooter Fortnite: Battle Royalehas taken the gaming world by storm, but there's one big limitation that has fans upset. Though it can be assumed that PC players might have the most advantage since their gaming machines can run the game at better frame rates and resolutions and there is also the fact that they use the standard mice and keyboards that are still vastly superior to analog controllers or smartphone screens for aiming and precision. As both the consoles work on similar control schemes, there would be no balance issues, which is usually seen with mobile and PC. When the Xbox One was added as a platform though, it was not linked up with the PS4 user base, despite it numbering in the hundreds of thousands.
While announcing the mobile version, Epic talked of its vision for the game, saying, "We believe this is the future of games".
Other accounts are a bit more up front with their lack of affiliation with Epic Games and Fortnite, though they still gate their giveaways with retweet or subscription requirements. Console quality graphics and action. At this point, the full iOS support plans for Fortnite Battle Royale are unclear but judging by the gameplay trailer for that game, the new iPhone X is the lead platform, which on face value could at least dissuade some gamers on older iOS from learning more about it.