Nintendo Jabs Sony For Sabotaging Fortnite Cross-Play, Sony Issues Feckless Response

Nintendo Jabs Sony For Sabotaging Fortnite Cross-Play, Sony Issues Feckless Response

Nintendo Jabs Sony For Sabotaging Fortnite Cross-Play, Sony Issues Feckless Response

While many fans were able to jump onto their Switch consoles, log in to their Epic Games account, and continue where they left off, those attempting to play on a PS4 linked account weren't so lucky.

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon Wednesday that "Fortnite" had been downloaded more than 2 million times within the first 24 hours of the game's launch on the Switch.

This controversy also comes alongside a slide in Sony's stock value. That ignored the issue of friends who own different platforms, so it didn't deal with the problem even then - but now, in a world where Fortnite is a more important platform to many than PlayStation, Sony's statement seems incomplete. But this doesn't come as much of a surprise: Other games that bridge the gap between consoles, like Paladins, Minecraft, etc., also support Nintendo and Microsoft's consoles but not Sony's. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella notes on Twitter that 40 percent of Switch owners in the U.S. also own a PS4, meaning this isn't likely to be a small-scale problem among the tens of millions of Fortnite players. 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. And we work hard with them to bring that to life. 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.

The company went on to tout its 79 million consoles sold worldwide and said that it has a "huge community of gamers who can play together on Fortnite and all online titles". It's a tough balance, but yeah, it's a brand new gameTrue to form, I'm sure [Masahiro] Sakurai sat down with the original artists from that game and said, 'What are we gonna do about that necklace, how do we want her gown to look?' Those details are just everywhere.

"What competitors do is their decision to make".

"We're always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience".

This may not have surprised many Xbox One owners, though, given that Sony doesn't allow Fortnite account sharing between the Xbox and PlayStation platforms as well.

A spokesperson for Epic Games declined to comment.

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