Fans have been waiting a long time for PlayStation to finally move into cross-play territory. Today they have initiated a Cross-Play Beta for Fortnite, allowing players on all platforms (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS) to finally play against eachother.
A post from PlayStation.Blog states the following:
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.
For months, PlayStation has been ridiculed by fans and critics for their stance on Cross-Play, even locking out Nintendo Switch users from linking their Epic Games Account to their Nintendo Switch if it already is linked to a PS4. Their response would be ego trips of “PlayStation is the best place to play,” and now it seems that they’re finally trying to earn that position.
The blog post also states that this is indeed a “major policy change” for Sony Interactive Entertainment, and they look to create more positive changes in the future.