(Update) Apparently you can play Fortnite together on PS4 and Xbox One

19 September, 2017, 01:14 | Author: Delbert Rhodes
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Xbox Live is the only network that allows spaces in gamertags. "I searched for his tag with an underscore on Playstation Network without any luck". Sony later ruled out cross-platform play with Minecraft on the Xbox One as well. This discovery was reported by multiple PS4 players on Reddit, after they spotted spaces in the names of players they interacted with online. Now, Fortnite developer Epic Games says that feature was actually a bug, which the studio is referring to as a "configuration issue" that it says it has fixed.

As discovered by a bunch of users over on Reddit, apparently Fortnite has the ability to link PS4 and Xbox One users together online. This may explain the incredible concurrent player numbers for the new Fortnite's Battle Royale mode.

This generation of consoles has left little to fight over with numerous gaming audience deciding on platform choice by loyalty, variety of exclusives or the platform that their friends are playing on - so why don't PlayStation and Microsoft play nicely and let us all play together via cross-platform? It was a charming picture, but raised a lot of questions among the community-why wasn't this great feature announced?

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"We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected."

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