Microsoft says Sony is purposefully holding back 'Fornite' cross-play

Fortnite now on Xbox One PS4 PC Mac and mobile

Fortnite now on Xbox One PS4 PC Mac and mobile

Now there are three permanent game modes available in Fortnite: Battle Royale - solo, duo and squad.

"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". Today we're getting our first glimpse of how Fortnite will play on mobile devices, thanks to a new trailer from Epic Games. Building off of the success that the game has experienced on PC and consoles, the game's mobile spin-off could potentially be a huge success as well, making a lot of money for the companies behind it.

Three days ago Xbox chief Phil Spencer hinted at Sony being responsible when one Twitter user told him "we really want cross-play system between Xbox One and PS4". In fact, Epic Studios accidentally enabled Xbox One vs. PS4 cross-play last September.

For whatever reason, there seems to be a spanner in the works when it comes to uniting players on those two particular home consoles, and Microsoft has again suggested that spanner is called 'Sony'. Sony gets grumpy about letting ecosystems mix, so they're now blocking Xbox One users from joining the fun, but they can still play on their own with fellow Xbox gamers.

Q: Will Bluetooth controllers work? Xbox players would not be able to compete against PlayStation users, which is pretty annoying.

Epic Games have confirmed that they will not be able to bring every aspect of Fortnite to Mobile. Console quality graphics and action. This is not in the interest of the players, and thus, could require some discussion to enrich gaming experience across different platforms.

Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates.

Signups for beta events for the mobile version of Fortnite will be made available on Fortnite.com from Monday, March 12.

During the coming months, more players will be added to the test. Fortnite: Battle Royale on mobile requires iOS 11 on at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or iPad 2017 device.

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