Epic Games announced they'd be launching their popular Battle Royale game mode on mobile and as a result, allowing cross-platform between PC, Mobile and PS4 or Xbox.
For its part, Sony claims that it must "think of the children" with regards to online play on its gaming console (at least with respect to Minecraft). In fact, Epic Studios accidentally enabled Xbox One vs. PS4 cross-play last September.
"Microsoft has always been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of cross-platform play and the potential of connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles", a Microsoft representative told Kotaku in an email.
"We've worked closely with Nintendo to allow cross-network play between Xbox One and Switch and our offer to do the same with PlayStation players still holds", Microsoft said in a statement to Kotaku. And since the PS4 is now outselling Xbox One, disabling the function will only help sustain the present sales figures.More news: Trump accused of backpedaling on gun control
Epic Games have confirmed that they will not be able to bring every aspect of Fortnite to Mobile.
We reached out to both Sony and Epic Games for comment, but have not responded. "Play when you want, where you want". Further, they assured that everything would be the same from gameplay to content and weekly updates.
The game's official Twitter account recently announced sign-ups for the iOS version of Fortnite is finally open.
The mobile reveal trailer above showcases gameplay that Epic says is from the mobile version, though it doesn't specify exactly what hardware it's running on-iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro, or a newer Apple device with iOS 11 is required to play.