Sony Crushes Cross-Play Dreams For 'Fortnite'

Fortnite For Nintendo Switch Released

Fortnite For Nintendo Switch Released

For us, its one of many mechanics we can use to drive on-going engagement in the game.It's getting some very strong support by a dedicated handheld business here in the Americas. You can purchase it through the store of whatever platform you're on for $5.99, a similar price to other starter packs that have been released in the past. "To play Fortnite on Switch, please create a new account". The announcement came during Nintendo's E3 presentation where the company showcased a stream of back-to-back announcements that included the Fortnite release.

Sony's behavior is even more infuriating because progression and paid items can not be transferred from the PlayStation 4 to the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One. "I was a tester on PC whos (sic) finished every season and spent hundreds of dollars on the game but nope no Switch play for me since I played once on a PS4", said one person on Reddit.

So, Sony's response to the outrage is essentially "there are enough people playing on PS4 already and even if there weren't, you can still play with people on PC and mobile devices".


This isn't Sony's first cross-platform-limiting offence, and unfortunately, probably not the last. 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. Would you buy a PS4 if watching Netflix on it meant you couldn't watch it on another platform? "The game mechanic of buying something that you're not sure what's inside is as old as baseball cards", he told Bloomberg. Sony's policy is so ludicrously anti-consumer that even long-standing PlayStation fans might be tempted to move to another platform.

We're always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience. 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. Fortnite is already a huge hit with PS4 fans, offering a true free-to-play experience so gamers can jump in and play online.

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