Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale supports cross-play functionality where gamers can play it across a multitude of devices, save for the PS4. Sony has famously refused to enable cross-play support in the past and Fortnite is no different where gamers on the PS4 can’t play with those on the Xbox One or Nintendo Switch (it does support PC and mobile).
Sony stated that they are “confident” in finding a solution, but the company’s latest statements doesn’t sound particularly reassuring. If anything it sounds like Sony is pretty much set in their decision. Speaking with the Press Association (via The Independent; via The Verge) at IFA, Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida spoke about the cross-play controversy again.
According to Yoshida, “On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play. Fortnite, I believe, partnered with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users, that’s our belief. But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience. That is our way of thinking for cross-platform.”
Like we said, this statement doesn’t sound like Sony wants to support cross-platform play between the other consoles. Will the company change their minds anytime soon? That remains to be seen, but maybe until then don’t get your hopes up just yet.