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Fortnite CEO says cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One is inevitable

Tim Sweeney, the head of Fortnite developer Epic Games, has spoken about the idea of cross-play between PS4 and Xbox, saying it’s “inevitable.”

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Tim Sweeney, the head of Fortnite developer Epic Games, has spoken about the idea of cross-play between PS4 and Xbox, saying it’s “inevitable.”

It’s doable, and the only thing holding it back from happening is the politics between Microsoft and Sony.

In a report from GI.biz, Sweeney said:

“I think it’s inevitable now. Games have become social experiences in the same way that Facebook or Twitter have, and these experiences only really make sense if gamers can communicate with all of their friends.”

Sweeney then went on to say that he believed Sony and Microsoft have a responsibility to work together:

“For Sony and Microsoft to support their customers well they have to be open to all their customer’s friends—their real world friends—otherwise they’re breaking up real-world social groups. Like kids in school have their friends, and do you expect this platform schism to divide them into two separate groups that can’t play together? No. It’s got to come together now. That one remaining barrier will inevitably come down.”


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