E3 2018: Sony Responds To Anger Over Fortnite Cross-Play Block

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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 was recently announced for Nintendo Switch at E3, and news came that this version of the game would be cross-compatible with all other platforms aside from PlayStation 4.

"This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch", an error message reads when players attempt to log in with PS4-associated account.

Following the most recent backlash, Sony issued a statement to the BBC mentioning how they are interested in listening to the PlayStation community and are "always open" to possibly 'enhancing the gaming experience, ' although, they do not have anything else to add 'at this time'. "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. Xbox One players and Switch players can play across platforms happily, and so can PC and mobile players.

The popular video game "Fortnite" has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch, but not without some controversy.

It's especially unusual, seeing as much of Fortnite's success can be owed to the game being made available on PlayStation 4 in the first place. Both Microsoft and Nintendo, Sony's competitors in the market, haven't created the same blockade and allow for cross-play between the consoles. These links leave Siliconera.

He said high demand for the game to be on the Switch console led to the surge in downloads. Neither the Fortnite website nor Epic Customer Service are able to change this. This means that a Fortnite account, once logged-in on a PlayStation 4 is then forever tied to that platform. Still, it's the full Fortnite experience with proper controls on a device you can play anywhere. However since that time the headline has turned into Sony backlash in a very odd case that all but erases the PlayStation 4's "for the players" tagline.

"We embrace working with a developer and enabling them to bring their vision to life", Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime said to IGN. As far as it being a 'sequel, ' I don't really think of Smash Bros. games as being sequels, they're just new Smash Bros. games.

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