PS4, Xbox One players play together by accident

For years, PS4 and Xbox One players have been dreaming of being able to play their games together on the same servers – away from all of the conflicts and console wars that we continue to see to this day.

You may not realise, but for a short space of time this was possible as of September 2017. The game in question was Fortnite, a game made by Epic Games and they said that it was due to a ‘configuration error’.

Regardless, it was possible – PS4 and Xbox One console owners were on the same servers for a brief time as you can see from the screenshot below:


Meanwhile, once Microsoft boss Phil Spencer found out about it, here is what he had to say in reply. He would have liked it to stay enabled which is interesting:

It is worth pointing out that last month, news broke out that Ark Survival Evolved developers Studio Wildcard revealed that internally they had the game running on the same servers on both PS4 and Xbox One – but they said Sony were not allowing it.

What are your thoughts on this? It’s clear that it is obviously possible to have console games running on the same servers, but that Microsoft and Sony cannot come to an agreement on it.

Would you like this to change in the future? If so, for fun, list one game that you would love to play on the same servers as PS4 or Xbox One owners depending on what system you own.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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