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Xbox One Fortnite will also have cross-play between PC and mobile

The bad news: Xbox players will not be able to play with PS4 players

This day, Epic Games announced that the Battle Royale section of Fortnite will receive an update on Xbox One to allow cross-play with versions of PC, Mac, iOS and, soon, on Android.

"Contrary to what may have been implicit, Microsoft has long been a leading voice in supporting the cross-platform game, connecting players through PCs, mobile phones, and all consoles," said Epic on its website. "We have worked with them over the past few months to make this possible, and we will bring this feature to Fortnite on Xbox along with other platforms."

The information comes just a day after the cross-play announcement between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and Android. That is, although Xbox One and PS4 have cross-play functions, it will not be possible for these users to play together, at least for the moment.

According to The Verge, Microsoft worked with Epic for a while to bring the cross-play feature to "all current and future versions of Fortnite ." The company said it is interested in connecting all players through "PC, mobile devices, and all consoles", however, it seems that Sony will take a step backward in this feature, and prefer that its users only interact with the of PC and mobile devices.

Recall that in the past Sony did not allow cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One with Rocket League and Minecraft, while Microsoft and Nintendo agreed to allow their users to play on Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Although there is nothing established yet, there is a small possibility that in the future users of Xbox One and PS4 will face each other in Fortnite. Last year, the cross-play feature was activated on these consoles "by mistake". Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said he would have been happy if the feature had been activated, but then it was colder to point out that the " cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One may never happen ."

At the moment, the only clear thing is that Fortnite will cross-play between all platforms, except between Xbox One and PS4.

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