Ah, Sony, you came through in the end. SIE President and CEO has announced that crossplay will finally, FINALLY, be a thing for PlayStation users.
Kodera’s blog post stated that:
“Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content… Today, the communities around some games have evolved to the point where cross-platform experiences add significant value to players. In recognition of this, we have completed a thorough analysis of the business mechanics required to ensure that the PlayStation experience for our users remains intact today, and in the future, as we look to open up the platform.”
The crossplay experiment will begin with a Fortnite beta, so make sure you know what you’re getting into. We’ll all be fragging XBOX and PC players together very soon.