I guess they really aren’t for the gamers
Apparently, Sony is in hot water again, all thanks to their decision to not partake in cross-play with the Xbox One and now, Nintendo Switch. More than ever now that Fortnite is available on the Switch, with over 2 million downloads already. Now, more and more players are finding out the hard way that if they’ve ever played with their Fortnite account on the PlayStation 4, even just once, their accounts are locked to that console. Obviously, this has upset those who want to play Fortnite on the go.
Sony finally spoke on the issue and basically came out and stated they didn’t care. In a statement provided to BBC, a Sony representative had this to say;
“We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience,” it said.
“With… more than 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network, we’ve built a huge community of gamers who can play together on Fortnite and all online titles.
“We also offer Fortnite cross-play support with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices, expanding the opportunity for Fortnite fans on PS4 to play with even more gamers on other platforms.”
“We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point,”
Wait a second. They support cross-play on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Just not their competitors in the console space. The market leader (for now) has basically given not only the Fortnite gamers but also Rocket League and Minecraft gamers in the past. If anything, Sony has shown that they refuse to play fair when it comes to cross-play support. This has been stated time and time again by Epic Games, who as stated it was Sony’s decision to block other versions of Fortnite from interacting with their own.
Anyone remember that Fortnite “accident” that allowed Xbox One and PS4 gamers to play Fortnite together? That is until Sony demanded it be corrected? Yeah, seems like this is all Sony.
For now, if anyone wants to play Fortnite on their Switch, but has already played on the PS4. Your options are to get a new account. Sadly, that means your progression and loot gets left behind. That is until and if Sony gives in and changes their policy. But we wouldn’t hold our breath on this happening anytime soon. Definitely not sort of press Sony needs right now. Especially right after what many are calling their worst E3 showing in quite some time.
In the end, you have to wonder how many people are going to end up not playing the game on the PS4 after this. Are you in the same boat? If so, will you continue to play Fortnite on the PS4 or when you stick to the Switch/Xbox One/PC?