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PS4 Finally Gets Crossplay With Xbox One and Switch Today

Following controversy and stubbornness on Sony’s part, the company has finally decided to allow crossplay between PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The company is kicking off a cross-platform beta today with Fortnite, a wildly popular game that arguably brought the lack of crossplay as well as support for the game’s accounts and features to the forefront.

Sony Interactive Entertainment boss John Kodera talked up this huge change:

“Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content. 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.

“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. We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.”

Now, you can all scream obscenities at each other across multiple platforms. Do you play online games on consoles that often? If so, which console and games? Sound off in the comments below!

Brandon Orselli

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