Epic Games was determined to make Fortnite cross-platform play a reality. The company’s CEO, Tim Sweeney, recently revealed during a court case that Epic was willing to take legal action against Sony to make it happen.
In 2018, Fortnite cross-play was possible between Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile. But Sony’s PlayStation 4 did not allow cross-platform play with other consoles.
Epic Games wanted to change that. Sweeney sent an email to a Sony executive stating that Epic would “pursue this course with all available resources, wherever it leads us.” He made it clear Epic was willing to take Sony to court over the issue.
Fortunately, Sony eventually agreed to enable cross-platform play. Months later, Rocket League also became cross-platform across all major consoles. Epic’s persistence paid off in opening up cross-play to more games.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Why was cross-platform play important for Epic?
A: Cross-platform play allows players to play together across devices. This helps games build larger communities.
Q2: What game platforms currently allow cross-platform play?
A: Most major game platforms now allow some form of cross-play, including PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile.
Q3: Does every game work across all platforms?
A: No, game developers still need to enable cross-play in each game. Not all games support full cross-compatibility.