Epic continues to sew together its various platforms with a new one Fortnite integration for its social video app Houseparty that lets you stream your game to friends. The integration builds on an existing one that uses House Party’s video chat capabilities to bring in live video chat Fortnite, and now this is actually doing the opposite.
That way, your friends can see you live both through the mobile phone camera and also the feed of your active Fortnite game. Think of it a bit like Twitch streaming without all the fuss and just for your friends instead of the wider public. Epic says that the feature supports streaming from a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 or PC right now. “We want to let everyone know if we can support more platforms in the future,”
Epic owns Houseparty, which streamlines fast and easy group video chat after an acquisition in 2019, and the game maker has used the app to increase the social function sets of the various game platforms. A few months after the acquisition, Epic began using Houseparty for improvement Fortnite audio chat across platforms, and now there is a full bridge between the game and the app.
For an overview of how to enable Houseparty game streaming and video chat, check out the Epics FAQ here.