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Epic Games’ Fortnite seems to be taking over the gaming community, and most definitely the battle-royale genre. Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have been neck and neck for several months about which battle royale title reigns supreme, and recently, Fortnite has proven its worth on Twitch.
What does that mean for PUBG, a wildly buggy game that isn’t free? Well, we aren’t exactly sure yet, but with the continued harsh community backlash about the ongoing problem of cheating, hackers, and bugs in the game, it seems that PUBG just isn’t quite what it used to be in it’s more ‘lax and carefree Early Access days – and Epic Games’ latest announcement might just prove to be a kick in PUBG Corp’s proverbial gut while they’re down.
“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,” Epic said in a post today. “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.”
What does that mean exactly? Just what you’ve been hoping for: cross-platform play. Cross-play, cross-purchase, and cross-progression will soon be supported on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Mac, and iOS, with Android support coming later.
Epic Games wrote in their announcement:
“We believe this is the future of games – the same game on all platforms. Console quality graphics and action. Play when you want, where you want.”
There’s no confirmed date for Fortnite Battle Royale’s mobile release and no word on whether it will be free like its console and PC counterparts. In the meantime, you can sign-up for an Invite Event on iOS from Monday 12. However, support for Android will take an extra few months. For more details, click here.