Dauntless Launches Today with Full Cross-platform Support (Even PS4)
In truly a surprise turn of events, free-to-play Behemoth-slaying title Dauntless is launching with crossplay right out of the gate as a first for the PlayStation 4 platform.
Out today in full force, Dauntless is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store after a lengthy PC-only beta period. Interested players won't have to worry about the playerbase for a while with this one, considering the game is 100% cross-platform between the three.
While both Fortnite and Rocket League on PS4 have allowed crossplay for some time, Sony didn't let those through without a fight. Dauntless marks the very first game launching with crossplay compatibility, and it's not the dinky kind either, oh no.
Developer Phoenix Labs's "One Dauntless" vision is coming alive with this release, allowing players to access the very same account between platforms. You'll be able to play your characters on any platform with no restrictions.
Those who have played the game on PC prior to the game's full launch are able to link their Dauntless account with an Epic Games account to get in on the crossplay action. Check out this full guide to linking accounts on the official Dauntless website.
Is it a coincidence that Dauntless, an Epic Games Store exclusive, and Fortnite are both crossplay compatible on PlayStation 4? Who knows. Dauntless is the first game to launch on the platform with crossplay, but certainly won't be the last.
As for the game itself, Dauntless is much akin to Monster Hunter and scratches that itch fairly well despite the base differences between the two. It's free to play, so there's no harm in giving it a go on the platform of your choice.
While this may be an exciting milestone for Sony fans, the real excitement surely lies over at Phoenix Labs and their first full game launch. If you want more monster hunting action in a slightly different flavor, give this baby a whirl.