E3 2018: Sony Evasive on Fortnite Cross-Platform Controversy

Sony's Cross-Play Policies Are Hurting Fortnite Players on Nintendo Switch

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And Nintendo has announced that its free-to-play version of the game was downloaded more than two million times in the 24 hours after its release on the Switch on Tuesday.

"We're always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience", Sony stated.

Users of the Nintendo hybrid can play with, and against, PC, Xbox One, Mac, and mobile phone users thanks to the cross-game capability. "We have nothing further to add beyond this point".

Like other platforms, Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free download on the Nintendo Switch and is now available via the eShop.

Not only did Sony did not acknowledge the hottest console out there, which happens to be the Switch right now, but it also did not provide any insight into what would make cross-play impossible between the PS4 and the Switch.

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Of course, the game is ridiculously popular on every other platform. These links leave Siliconera.

The backlash against Sony for blocking Fortnite cross-play on the PlayStation 4 with other console gamers is growing. However, many of those players found themselves locked out from playing because their Fortnite account was tied to their PlayStation 4. You would think that Sony would have learnt some humility after their mistakes with the PS3, but apparently not.

There is no such limitation when moving between the Xbox One and Switch. That means losing outfits, rewards, and in-game purchases, too. When trying to log in with their Nintendo devices, PS4 players were met by an error message telling them they had to start a new account. The move is a seemingly untenable expansion of Sony's long-standing unwillingness to allow cross-platform play between the PS4 and other consoles, and it's drawing widespread ire among players. If anything, it highlights that Sony prevented cross-play with the Switch and Xbox One to prevent its main competitors from getting a foothold in the PS4's market.

Trinen states that more updates will be coming for the game "later this year", but there weren't any additional details offered at the time. Fortnite cross-platform play is a mess and it's entirely down to Sony.

If Sony were smart, it would at least allow cross-play for certain titles, where it has less to gain from being restrictive.

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