What you need to know
- In 2018, Sony announced that beta testing had begun for cross-play, with select titles allowed to participate, such as Fortnite: Battle Royale.
- According to Wired, internal beta testing has finished and cross-play is now open for all developers to access.
- The number of games supporting cross-play is limited at the moment however, more are coming.
- In order to play games online with players on other gaming platforms, you'll still need PlayStation Plus for your PlayStation 4.
In 2018, a post on PlayStation Blog confirmed that PlayStation had begun internal beta testing of cross-play, with select games allowed to participate, like the ever-popular Fortnite: Battle Royale. A handful of other games have gained cross-play, such as Paladins and the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Now, it appears that the beta testing of cross-play has ended, meaning that, theoretically, any game can now support cross-play.
This news comes from Wired, who note that PlayStation has completed the testing but not made it a public announcement. This news comes around the same time that PlayStation is making major changes to PlayStation Now, reducing the price and adding more recent, premium games.
With cross-play, games have access to a wider, unified pool of players, which is great for developers and players alike. You can check out our list of PlayStation 4 games that support cross-play right here.
Dive into online games
PlayStation Plus brings myriad benefits, such as the ability to play games online, exclusive discounts and offers, as well as cloud save backups for all your games.
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