15 Marcha, 2018
Epic Games recently announced that Battle-Royale-that-wasn't-originally-Battle-Royale title, Fortnite, is being ported to iOS and Android devices. "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", a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to Kotaku.
"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", reads the brief email statement. At the time, Sony dodged the cross-play question saying that it was to protect kids by not exposing them to the "external influences we have no ability to manage or look after". With a beta test coming up on iOS and sign-ups now live, Epic has provided us with our first look at the game running on mobile. Though it can be assumed that PC players might have the most advantage since their gaming machines can run the game at better frame rates and resolutions and there is also the fact that they use the standard mice and keyboards that are still vastly superior to analog controllers or smartphone screens for aiming and precision.
A cross-play between both consoles is very feasible from a technical perspective, something that developers have been discussing for a long time. The company then suggested that the gaming outlet reach out to Sony or Epic for more.
Luckily, there are no hoops for you to jump through to gain access to the mobile version of Fortnite, but you do need to hope that you're invited - there's sure to be limited spaces and a whole bunch of applicants.
Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates.