Video chat added to Fortnite, but not on Xbox consoles

Epic Games today announced that Fortnite players can now video chat via the Houseparty app.

It looks like this is part of Epic’s ongoing plan to equip Fortnite with features that will allow players to stay in the game longer. The company is trying to transform the game into a metaverse – a set of interconnected virtual worlds, as in the novels Avalanche and Ready Player One.

For security reasons, Houseparty’s Fortnite video chat has been trimmed to provide you with a virtual battle royale background so other users can only see you.

Houseparty video chat is currently available to Fortnite players on PC, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Users will also need an iOS or Android mobile device with the appropriate app. Unfortunately, for unknown reasons, the feature is not yet available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. special relationship between Epic Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment, which recently formed.

Fortnite доступна на ПК, Xbox One, Xbox Series X и S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch и Android.

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