Friday, 16 November, 2018

Sony Issues a Statement Addressing Fortnite Crossplay Compatibility on PS4

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

Sony Interactive Entertainment issued a statement to the BBC today that doesn't deal directly with the core issue that players are taking issue with. In comparison a Fortnite account can log in and play on iOS, Android, PC, Nintendo Switch, or Xbox One.

Sony has faced criticism for blocking cross-play in other titles in the past, including Minecraft and Rocket League.

And despite the problems, Fils-Aime said the number of downloads of "Fortnite" onto the Switch has continued to skyrocket. Not only were fans excited that the popular battle royale title was coming to yet another platform, but many were hoping that would nudge Sony into the direction of cross-play since they are the only company halting that specific train. Players were left to discover that if they had previously set up their Fornite accounts to play on PlayStation 4, they were simply unable to do so on Switch. More than 125 million people have played the game since it launched on July 27, 2017, Epic Games announced Wednesday, according to Insider.

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That's likely of little solace to PS4 players who want to take the game on the go with their Switch and who received no previous warning that playing on Sony's system would effectively hold their account hostage to that console for all time. Some gamers dropped a lot of money on in-game content for the PlayStation version of the game, and it's all locked down on Sony's platform - they can't access it on the Switch or any other version of the game.

The PlayStation 4 is the strongest selling console of this generation by a large margin, but one industry watcher said that this did not make it immune to attack.

All of this only adds to the negative press Sony has received due to such issues as of late.

Naturally, this only inflamed the situation as by omission creates the impression that Sony views Nintendo and Microsoft platforms as competitors first and foremost. "When it comes to other platform holders, as much as you have influence on other platform holders, I don't", Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon. It was understood that cross-play on the PS4 version of Fortnite would be limited to PC, Mac, iOS, and Android, but nothing was said about not being able to use your account on the Switch. Given it's been a year since we heard anything about the game, and that it didn't show up during Nintendo's E3 conference, this is hardly surprising, but it's still disappointing for fans of the adorable green dinosaur.

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