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Epic Games recently announced that Fortnite’s royale combat mode would reach devices with iOS and Android, along with the publication of the news that this version of the game would have cross-play functionality with the PC and PS4 versions of the game.
‘Fortnite’ takes a giant new step towards establishing itself as the benchmark for extreme survival: if its ‘Battle Royale’ mode broke records at the beginning of February gathering 3.4 million simultaneous users, its recently announced arrival in iOS and Android promises to pulverize that milestone.
Through its official website, Epic has announced that Fornite Battle Royale will be available for mobile devices and tablets, retaining the same elements: same map, same content, same weekly updates and, of course, games to 100 players.
After questions began to emerge about why the same was not possible for the Xbox One version, Microsoft and Epic have now confirmed that Fortnite on Xbox One will also have cross-play functionality, but not with the PS4 version of the game. . “We have been working closely with the team at Epic Games for a while to bring this functionality to all current and future versions of Fortnite and hope it will be available on Xbox along with another platform,” Microsoft said in a statement to The Verge. “Microsoft has long been a leading voice in encouraging the adoption of multiplatform games and the potential to connect players through PCs, mobile devices and all consoles.”
Meanwhile, Epic Games also confirmed the same in a blog post. “We are pleased to announce today that, in partnership with our friends at Microsoft, Fortnite will have cross-play, cross-progression and cross-purchase, between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and (in the coming months) Android,” he says. the publication “Contrary to what may have been implicit, Microsoft has long been a leading voice in supporting multiplatform games, connecting players through PCs, mobile devices and all consoles. We have worked with them over the past few months to make this possible and we will provide this functionality to the Fornite players on Xbox along with other platforms. ”
They are definitely good news, and they seem to be more in line with Microsoft’s positive stance on cross-play functionality in their video games. It’s still disappointing that the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game do not have that functionality with each other, but something is better than nothing, right? One step at a time.
The content and the novelties of ‘Fornite’ do not seem to have limits since it implemented its successful Battle Royale mode. This week the Epic Games game has added a new game mode and at the same time announced that it is already working on a new version for mobile devices, which will allow more people from around the world to join this battle among a hundred players at the same time.
Thinking precisely in the latter, Epic Games wants to eliminate all possible barriers and offer the best facilities to the users to enjoy their title. That is why he has announced that he is working on a new feature for the Xbox One version that will allow cross-play with other versions.
In this sense, those who will take advantage of this function will be those of PC, Mac, iOS and Android, being able to share all the data, purchases and any progress we make with our account in any of the mentioned systems. This is what the company has made known through the following communication:
We are happy to announce that we have reached a collaboration with our Microsoft partners so that ‘Fortnite’ has cross-play, cross-progression and cross-purchase, between the versions of Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and Android. Microsoft has been a leading voice for a long time in support of multiplatform games, connecting players with PC, mobile and all consoles. We have been working with them for the last few months to make this possible and we are going to bring this feature to the ‘Fortnite’ players on Xbox along with other platforms.
A great news for the players of ‘Fornite’ have the opportunity to play the game in different places with their departure and so that they can do so from home, on the street or wherever they prefer. Of course, Epic Games has not specified when this new feature will come into force, but hopefully it does not make you beg too.