Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed that it is opening the gates to PlayStation 4 cross-play for 'select third-party content.'

The format holder isn't wasting anytime either, as a Fortnite beta is rolling out right now allowing PS4 gamers to square off against PC, Switch, and Xbox One players. Well, it took them long enough, right?

Sony's taken a ton of flak from gamers on their reluctance to incorporate cross-play, a feature that has been available on competing formats for a while now. Only a few weeks ago, the PlayStation console maker fuelled the flames yet more by saying PS4 was the 'best place to play.' Ouch.

Microsoft chimed on the matter soon after, suggesting that Sony was failing to listen to players, while Bethesda's Todd Howard said Sony was the reason why Fallout 76 lacked cross-play.

'Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content. 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,' said Sony.

This is great news for sure, but it was always a question of when not if Sony would eventually cave in. 

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