Due to Sony's policy not to allow their gaming community to intermingle with other consoles, the Fortnite cross-play feature is locking out players from their accounts if they attempt to go from the PlayStation 4 to the Nintendo Switch. The lack of cross-play means any purchases they've made on PS4 won't carry over to the Switch.
People who own the popular online game Fortnite on the PlayStation 4 (PS4) have been up in arms recently after Sony prevented cross-play with the Switch version of the game. And if there was any hope that things might change, Sony's statement closed by saying, "We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point".
During the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 presentation, Fortnite players everywhere rejoiced when it was announced that the battle royale game would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Even if games do support cross-play, like Rocket League, the PS4 is kept apart from the Switch and Xbox. Players are understandably upset, especially since Sony has allowed crossplay on other platforms. These links leave Siliconera.
We doubt this will appease furious Fortnite fans who are lambasting Sony over its unwillingness to partake in cross-play with other consoles.
Fortnite's popularity among players has partly been fuelled by its availability for free on smartphones as well as on traditional consoles, making it popular among teenage gamers as well as seasoned players. What do you think of the issue Fortnite players are facing?
Microsoft and Nintendo bosses chime in on the backlash Sony has received over the Fortnite kerfuffle.
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. CNBC is reporting that, since news of the Fornite account locks broke, Sony stock-market shares have fallen 2 percent.
"We do [believe people will subscribe], and I say that because what we've laid out is a proposition where, yes you get the competitive play accessibility, you also get the cloud save, and you get access to the legacy content".