Whether you’re on a phone or a tablet, Epic has said this will be the “same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac.” That means you’ll have the same gameplay, maps, content and updates as every other platform.
Having spoken to Epic Games’ founder Tim Sweeney, we know there’s a lot of positive feeling towards cross-play in the company so it’s perhaps not all that surprising that Fortnite will “support Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android.”
Fortnite goes mobile
So no matter which of these platforms you’re playing on you’ll be able to team up with your friends and play together as well as carry your wins over. Can’t get home in time for the first match? Play on mobile and carry on over to your console when you’re ready.
The blog post making the announcement states that this is “in partnership with our friends at Sony” which explains why Xbox cross-play isn’t mentioned.
We already know that cross-play between PlayStation and Xbox is possible with Fortnite, and we also know that Microsoft has expressed interest in making cross-play between console possible. Though PlayStation has never had trouble with mobile and PC cross-play, it's still interesting that Sony's is the only console involved. Perhaps this is Sony attempting to secure an agreement that will counteract Xbox's exclusive PlayerUnknown's Battleground port access, or it could very well be that Epic is simply still making arrangements with Microsoft.
The game will come to iOS devices first and it’s already possible to sign up for a beta which starts on March 12. Android support will be coming “in the next few months” Epic has said.