PS4 cross-play features reportedly out of beta, now available to all developers

October 2, 2019
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PlayStation 4’s cross-play functionality is reportedly now out of beta, and available to any developer that wishes to use it in their games.

Sony initially announced that it would be enabling cross-play support for gameplay, progression and commerce between PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac, Android, and iOS last September, following increasing pressure from both developers and consumers. Up to that point, the publisher had continued to drag its heels over the feature (arguing in June 2017 that its anti-cross-play stance was necessary to protect children), despite it already having been enthusiastically embraced by rival platform holders.

The caveat, however, was that its cross-play services would, initially at least, remain in beta, with only select games permitted to make use of the functionality. First in line was, unsurprisingly, Epic’s battle royale juggernaut Fortnite, and the list has steadily grown since then, with the likes of Rocket League, Dauntless, and Paladins joining the cross-play jamboree.

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