Sony's stance on cross-platform play has changed. The Japanese giant confirmed that it was working to enable cross-play on PlayStation 4 back in September, and the statement came alongside Fortnite's cross-play beta, which is ongoing.
Many thought this would open the cross-play floodgates, but things have been quiet since. The reasoning behind this is that Sony is using the aforementioned beta to test the waters -- it's said that more games will follow.
It's important to note all of that because free-to-play hits SMITE and Paladins are getting cross-play support in January next year -- support that doesn't include the PS4 versions of each game. "Cross-play will be supported across PC launcher, PC and Mac Steam, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. We are technically ready to support cross-play on other platforms as the opportunity arises," developer Hi-Rez Studios' official site reads.
Again, it sounds as though cross-play functionality for SMITE and Paladins will arrive on PS4 eventually -- the stage just isn't quite set yet.
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