Fortnite: Battle Royale which is the newest video game to have cross-platform play among devices. The issue arises when the game cannot connect Playstation and Xbox players.
As per reports, last week it was surfaced that the Fortnite Battle Royale will be coming to mobile along with cross-play between PS4, PC, Android, and iOS. In another blog post by Epic Games, it says that Xbox One will be having a cross-play with PC Android, and iOS but not in PS4. After the blog post of Epic games, Xbox owner Phil Spencer tweeted by saying that he wants to watch Xbox One and PS4 owners play the game online together.
Microsoft which is a leading brand in the world has always encouraged for the cross-play between the players of PC, mobile, and all other gaming consoles. A representative of Microsoft said in an email to Kotaku that, Microsoft has worked closely with Nintendo to allow cross-network play between Xbox One and Switch. This offer also remains valid for PlayStation players.
In 2016, Microsoft announced the support for the cross-play between Windows 10 and Xbox One, making a path for Rocket League players across platforms to play together. The company then offer other networks to join in an open invitation i.e. Sony. Sony in a statement to Gamespot, “ PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002.”
The issue surfaced back that year when the head of Psyonix, the developer behind Rocket League, told IGN that, the studio was in need for permission from both companies to make cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One players. CD Project RED, the studio behind The Witcher series said like that too. Presently, Rocket League can be played between Xbox One and Switch users but not in PS4.
In 2018, it is seen that PS4s are selling like hotdogs in front of Xbox One. Though the partnership with Epic allows to cross-play between PS4, PC, and Mobile it is not possible to cross-play with Xbox One. If there is any possibility for the two digital giants to break the wall in between them then the announcement of Fortnight: Battle Royale was perfect, but the wall remains.