‘Fortnite’ announces cross-platform support for Xbox One

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"Fortnite" promotional photo. (Facebook/FortniteGame)

The popular multiplayer first-person shooter “Fortnite” has announced that it would support cross-platform gameplay between its various versions, including Xbox One.

The announcement was made by game developer Epic Games, who revealed that the cross-platform support would include the Xbox One, PC, Mac, and iOS versions of “Fortnite.” The company describes the new connectivity feature as “cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-purchase.”

Furthermore, Epic Games also promised that the support for these features would also become available to the Android versions of the game in the next few months.

“Contrary to what may have been implied, Microsoft has long been a leading voice in supporting cross-platform play, connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles,” said Epic Games in a statement. “We’ve been working together with them over the last several months to make this possible, and will bring this functionality to ‘Fortnite’ players on Xbox right along with other platforms.”

Epic Games said it strives to bring “Fortnite” to more people with each platform it supports and each update it releases.

“Fortnite” has been available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac since last year. With the increasingly popular Battle Royale mode, the game has received very positive reception and a large and continuously growing player base.

Over the weekend, Epic Games unveiled plans to release mobile versions of “Fortnite” for both Android and iOS mobile operating system. According to the company, the mobile versions of “Fortnite” will be the same 100-player game that players have come to know from the Xbox One, PC, and Mac versions, and it will include the same gameplay, the same maps, and the same weekly updates.

With a partnership with Sony, “Fortnite” will also support cross-platform play between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Understandably, gameplay between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will not be supported, so players using either platform will not be able to play against each other.