Sony blocks Fortnite cross-play on Switch

Fortnite For Nintendo Switch Released

Fortnite For Nintendo Switch Released

The statement itself from Sony doesn't really give much of an indication of the matter and whether the company will actively work on improving or doing anything to firmly address the issues of not only crossplay, but also preventing players from carrying their progress on PS4 over to another console. And it's horrendously bad, the kind of thing you would have your brother write for you as a sick note. With the game arriving on Nintendo Switch, available now, we are still holding out hope that the PlayStation crew will ultimately change their mind.

The game company is facing backlash from PlayStation 4 players who are disappointed that they can't access their PlayStation 4 accounts for the wildly popular battle royale game Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch.

Sony put Insomniac Games in charge of "Spider-Man", Sucker Punch is developing "Ghost of Tsushima", and Naughty Dog is leading the way on "The Last Of Us Part II", but what's impressive is how all three of these games already show the level of polish fans have come to expect from a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

"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". 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. "We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point". It's completely non-commital and, ultimately, utterly arrogant. "To play "Fortnite" on Switch, please create a new account". In the first 24 hours, over two million Switch owners downloaded the game.

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It's especially odd, seeing as much of Fortnite's success can be owed to the game being made available on PlayStation 4 in the first place.

Sony hasn't claimed direct responsibility for the issue, but Xbox chief Phil Spencer has expressed a desire for cross-play between systems.

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. Only time will tell if they will fix the locked accounts. Both Microsoft and Nintendo, Sony's competitors in the market, haven't created the same blockade and allow for cross-play between the consoles. The game will even support GameCube controllers, a nod to people who play "Smash Bros." in competitive tournaments. You may end up having to if it's important to you to be able to play anywhere, but this isn't a choice players should be having to make, not in this day and age.

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