But the real story here is that cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One is apparently so super simple it was enabled by accident, and the only reason we don’t have it is because of stupid bureaucracy and industry politics, and this is why we can’t have nice things.
It also confirms otherwise somewhat questionable reports over the weekend that Epic Games’ zombie apocalypse survival sim base building third-person shooter… thing Fortnite supports – or, more properly now, supported – cross-play between Sony and Microsoft’s multiplayer networks. The internet wasn’t wrong this one time, you guys, but now it’s back to the digital apartheid for everybody.
“We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected,” a studio rep told Kotaku, presumably with a very dramatic eyeroll.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, even Xbox boss Phil Spencer is going to miss it.
I would have liked to see them leave it on.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) September 18, 2017
Can we get over this console war stuff already?