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

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So when the game launched on the Nintendo platform on Tuesday, many people found out that Sony was blocking them from using their third-party account outside of the PlayStation ecosystem. Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch was released earlier this week, and like the Xbox One port before it, gamers are unable to compete against those on PlayStation 4 (although all consoles can play against gamers on the PC, macOS and iOS).

However, the difference for Switch is that the console's portable nature allows for play on the go, so we'd imagine some fans who play on PS4 but own Switch consoles would've liked to have that option. Unfortunately, Sony is still not feeling the whole "play with others" thing - but many were hoping that the Nintendo Switch reveal would prompt them to join up with all platforms.

"We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point", a spokeswoman added. Players need to create an Epic Games account to play, or sign in with an existing 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.

It is obvious that Sony only cares about keeping their "80 million" active users in one place, and their move to block crossplay can only be viewed as an attempt to discourage gamers from playing Fortnite on any other gaming consoles. These links leave Siliconera. Now, thanks to an announcement by Nintendo, it's now been confirmed that Epic will be bringing Fortnite to the Switch hardware with immediate effect.

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Sony chiefs are under pressure to respond to complaints about "cross-play" restrictions imposed on Fortnite.

"According to The NPD Group's Games Acquisition Monitor, at the end of Q1 over 40 percent of Switch owners in the USA also owned a PS4", NPD analyst Mat Piscatella wrote on Twitter. The game will even support GameCube controllers, a nod to people who play "Smash Bros." in competitive tournaments. Whichever way you slice it, Sony's stance on this is, rightly or wrongly, landing it in hot water, and the above statement will nearly certainly add fuel to the fire rather than extinguish it. Neither the Fortnite website nor Epic Customer Service are able to change this.

What has followed has been a fairly justified backlash towards Sony which we have now learned extends to the company's stock.

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