The PC, Xbox One, and newly-announced mobile versions of Fortnite will be patched to include a variety of cross-platform features, developer Epic Games has announced. 

Epic says that Microsoft has been a major supporter of the feature, with the studio having worked with the format holder 'over the last several months to make this possible, and will bring this functionality to Fortnite players on Xbox right along with other platforms.'

'With each new platform we support and every update we ship, we strive to bring Fortnite to more people, and make it easier to play together with friends. And, as always, cross-play is opt in.'

It's worth noting that PS4 and Xbox One gamers are not able to enjoy cross-play, although this is down to Sony refusing to play ball with Microsoft as opposed to a technical issue. The feature was even available briefly for a weekend last year as proof that it is indeed possible

It's not all doom and gloom, though. Sony is allowing cross-play functionality between PS4, PC, and iOS owners of Fortnite, while the planned Android version of the battle royale title will also be getting the same features at a later date. 

Fortnite was recently crowned the most-watched video game on Twitch, and even attracted attention on mainstream telly last week, when a mum blamed the game for her son's moody behaviour during an interview on This Morning. 

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