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Xbox and PlayStation Owners Enjoyed a Fleeting Moment of Crossplay

19 September 2017, 01:23 | Yvette Williams



And then yet another - as a Dad and son played together: Dad on Xbox One, son on PS4.

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.

Microsoft's Play Anywhere initiative allows Xbox and PC gamers to battle each other online.

Cross-platform play is something various game companies have experimented with over the past few years, and over the weekend Fortnite players on PS4 and Xbox One got to experience it as the result of a network issue. The biggest piece of evidence came when a player on PS4 killed someone and noticed there were spaces in the player name.

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The game's FAQ states that "Cross-platform play is not supported by Fortnite at this time", meaning this could be an actual feature down the line in early access, or in the full release when the game goes free-to-play.

After this news came to light, many other threads started popping up on the official subReddit, confirming similar encounters. Immediately, he found the player, whose achievements indicated that he owned Fortnite. It was a charming picture, but raised a lot of questions among the community-why wasn't this great feature announced?

In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Sony head of global sales and marketing Jim Ryan described Sony's stance against cross-console play as "a commercial discussion between ourselves and our stakeholders" and "not a profound philosophical stance".

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