It's been no surprise when Sony announced they had no interest in enabling cross-play for any of the games that come unto their platforms. Which is why, in the biggest twist that many seemed to have given up hope on, Sony has decided that they will finally enable cross-play for Fortnite today.
Back when Sony showed no interest in cross-playing on their platform, many Fortnite PS4 players were angered by the fact that they wouldn't be able to access progress, skins and purchases that were available on the Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. After seeing the constant demand for cross-playing, it looks like Sony has relented, starting with Fortnite.
“We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution,” says Sony’s PlayStation chief, John Kodera. “The first step will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems.”
For those who created a second account just to be able to play Fortnite in its full glory, don't worry, Epic has got you covered. The Fortnite developer has announced that they will look into ways for players who created a second account to due to the previous cross-play restrictions to have a unified account.
This is great news, especially as Season 6 of Fortnite is on its way. The new season is set to arrive today on September 27. Epic has announced that Fortnite servers will be taken down at 4pm today (Malaysian time, UTC+8) as Season 6 gets set up. The developer did not provide an estimate for how long this downtime will last though previous maintenance periods have run anywhere between one and two hours.