After years of resistance, Sony is finally relenting to the much-requested feature of players to allow cross-play with other platforms. Sony revealed that it will now enable cross-play “for selected third-party content,” which will give PS4 owners the ability to play the same game on other consoles.
“Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third-party content,” Sony said in a blog post. “We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution.”
The good news is that cross-play is now available on the PS4 starting with an open beta for Fortnite that will allow for "cross-platform gameplay, progression, and commerce across" the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and mobile. Furthermore, Sony revealed that more details will be revealed soon on “other titles going forward.”
Sony then added that allowing cross-play on the PS4 will represent a “major policy change for SIE,” which makes sense since cross-play has been available to other platforms for a long time now, which is proof that technically, the PS4 is capable of having cross-play, but Sony decided not to support it, until now.
Source: PlayStation Blog