Sony Have "Nothing To Add" Regarding The Fortnite Switch Problem

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

On PS4 - "The Epic account you tried to link cannot play on the platform". Unfortunately, that doesn't help the 2 million people that downloaded Fortnite on the Switch in it first 24 hours of release.

With players who've created a Fornite account on their PS4 unable to continue play on the Switch version of the game, they'll have to open a brand new account and start from scratch. "That's the vision we have for how to best bring our legacy content to Nintendo Switch".

Not being able to play with PS4 owners is a bit of a bummer.

Sony's stock may be taking a hit in the wake of crossplay problems with red-hot video game "Fortnite", but its fellow video game company and competitor Nintendo has taken the issues in stride. It is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The uproar over this seems to have taken Sony by surprise.

Time will tell if Sony is willing to change their minds on cross-play functionality with other consoles in the future. Those monthly subscriptions aren't going to sign up for themselves. Following the mishap, gamers have been patiently waiting for Sony to address the situation only to have Sony come back with one of the most tone deaf statements imaginable. Epic says they'll be "supporting community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world".

The mention of cross-play on Android, PC, and iOS platforms does little to quell the flames.

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For example, Fortnite is one of the games that gets some attention from Nintendo in today's announcement, but that went up on the eShop back on Tuesday.

Obviously, if you don't consider what people actually want and only the sales numbers, you can see why Sony doesn't want cross-play. (Insert obligatory-yet-dated "Lost" reference here.) Previously using an Epic account for any of the company's games, like the now-defunct Paragon, will apparently prevent you from signing in to the same account on a different platform. Not allowing me to sign-in to Fortnite Switch with my Epic account because it's linked to PS4 is tone deaf and points more to fear than market dominance. Fortnite was launched as a paid early access game with plans to be free-to-play when Epic felt it was ready.

On Wednesday, we reported that PlayStation 4 users were being blocked from moving their Fortnite accounts onto the Switch. But, "Fortnite" fans who tried using accounts created via PS4 quickly discovered those accounts won't work on Switch.

This leaves us with two major takeaways. Despite a barrage of requests to explain the move from Fortnite players and journalists, Sony has refused explain the reasoning behind the move. They want to be able to enjoy the same games they do at home while out in the world, and Sony's stance on disallowing competition between consoles is making that hard. Sure, at least some of the fragments can be put together, but true "play anywhere" capability still doesn't exist.

As with other weeks, the list of Fortnite challenges have allegedly leaked ahead of the Battle Pass tasks officially going live. Would you buy a PS4 if watching Netflix on it meant you couldn't watch it on another platform?

The backlash against Sony for blocking Fortnite cross-play on the PlayStation 4 with other console gamers is growing.

That's a great response to a question nobody asked.

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