Epic says PS4/Xbox One crossplay was a mistake, Phil Spencer says 'leave it on'


Please do

Remember when people thought they had discovered the secret holy grail of PS4 and Xbox One crossplay, even though Sony has already said "no way" to it? Well, it was a mistake.

Epic Games has since clarified that it was a "configuration issue" and has been since fixed, which is a huge bummer on Sony's part. It's still hilarious that Epic, willingly or not, decided to flip a switch and connect 60 million more potential players via PS4 with the rest of the playerbase, and that in one fell swoop, Sony put the kibosh on more power to their players. There's a lot of fishiness going on right now with Fornite, which debuted on PS4, as the Xbox version was also patched to eliminate a pool of PC players. Xbox boss Phil Spencer only had this to say following the snafu: "I would have liked to see them leave it on." 

Sony eventually needs to answer this call. Maybe not now, while they're riding high at 60 million PS4 units sold, but if the Switch keeps rising up, it'll be too big to be ignored. Nintendo has already agreed to do business with Microsoft with Minecraft and have fostered a relationship, so all Sony has to do is come in and agree to crossplay.

Xbox gamers are now playing against PS4 players [The Verge]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Fortnite   (364)   From our database:

  • Sniper no sniping - Brett Makedonski
  • Become a terrible shot with the Fortnite Imperial Stormtrooper skin - CJ Andriessen
  • Death Stranding debuts at number two in the UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Fortnite came back, overhauls its entire map as 'Chapter 2' begins - Chris Carter
  • Fortnite will be back Tuesday. Maybe. Probably. Hell, we're just guessing - Brett Makedonski
  • Fortnite's maligned mechs crash land in recent update - Chris Moyse
  • Fortnite is adding bots for lower-level players - Brett Makedonski
  • Every game should have a Batman skin - CJ Andriessen
  • The Dark Knight will rise in Fortnite soon - Peter Glagowski
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Epic Games #Fortnite #microsoft #PC #PS4 #shooters #sony #Xbox One



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!