Epic Accidentally Let PS4 And Xbox One Players Battle Together On Fortnite

Cross-platform play may have arrived on Xbox and PlayStation

The cross-console connection became apparent because of a little-known naming convention between the two consoles: Microsoft's Xbox Live allows players to use spaces in their online handle, while Sony's PlayStation Network does not. News of this flooded Reddit and other social media platforms days ago but until now it wasn't verified.

Also, Psyonix Studios, the creator of Rocket League is ready to enable cross-play if Sony ever signs off on it.

According to a number of reports, Epic has allowed cross-platform play for Fortnite over the weekend, enabling PS4 players to join their Xbox One friends. The FAQ on the official site says "Cross-platform play is not supported by Fortnite at this time". This discovery was reported by multiple PS4 players on Reddit, after they spotted spaces in the names of players they interacted with online. Over Reddit private messages, he told me, "I noticed the gamer tag of this dude had a space in it, which was freakish". Conversely, Xbox gamer tags can't have underscores. He booted up his Xbox One and typed it in there, "for the hell of it", he said.

Brady on Kaepernick: 'I hope he gets a shot'
Despite his status, the 29-year-old was named the NFL Players Association's Community MVP this week for his charitable work. He did a lot of that during the Blueprint 3 and Magna Carta Holy Grail years-an era where Jay-Z didn't have much to say.

PS4 and XB1 playing together. Was it a mistake?

This evening Epic confirmed that cross platform play had been enabled, "We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected", an Epic spokesperson told Eurogamer. It looks like these brief glimpses of the big, attractive world of cross-console play were total accidents. Sony. Currently, there are no plans for PlayStation owners to be able to play with those on other consoles. While Microsoft is up for it, Sony remained cold to the prospect as of spring 2016.

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