Sony announced it make an open beta that will allow for Fortnite cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4 and iOS, Android, the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows and Mac.
The beta is to test the user experience of cross-platform play. If this test goes well, the company may be open to cross-platform play on other games in the future.
Part of the appeal of Fortnite has been the ability to play with other gamers, regardless of the platform you are on. PlayStation users could not take adavatage of that. They were restricted to only PSN players.
For an example, SIE’s restrictive policies ensured that players could not sign into an Epic Games account linked to PSN from their Nintendo Switch.
Sony is revisiting its non-supportive position on cross-platform gaming, which is great opportunity for Fortnite and other cross-platform friendly game. Other popular games such as Minecraft and Rocket League have been affected by SIE’s lack of support for cross-platform playing.
The info regarding the release date of the beta, and how you can get access had yet to be announce.