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PS4 blocks Fortnite Xbox and Switch cross-play because of ‘money’ says ex-Sony Online boss Former Sony Online boss says Fortnite cross-play issue is down to money
Mandy Jefferson | 20 June, 2018, 19:02

It's an issue that has been the source of some public backlash in the past for a refusal to allow cross-platform multiplayer in games like Rocket League and Minecraft, but has come back to the fore after the release of Fortnite Battle Royale for Nintendo Switch and many PS4 players finding that they can not log into their Epic account and have absolutely no recourse.

Meanwhile, players on the Xbox and Switch - the latter of which recently amassed more than 2 million downloads in the first 24 hours of its release on June 12 - are playing the game without restrictions. Further, the PS4 will allow users to log in to an account originating on Xbox or Switch, just not the other way around. Those players jilted by not being able to use their Fortnite account on Switch are more likely to turn to PS4 once more, which is also where their existing group of friends will be. It should be noted that PS4 does feature cross-play support for Fortnite on PC and mobile devices.

John Smedley, the former president of Sony Online Entertainment and the general manager of Amazon Game Studios, suggested that the "simple" reason was for financial gain.

Some of the most popular PlayStation 4 games from years past, like Bloodborne and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, are about to get more affordable.

Neymar urges for ‘better protection’ from referees after rough treatment
Brazil controlled the game nearly completely, with Switzerland not so much feeding on scraps as sniffing around for crumbs. Switzerland would get their equaliser on 50 minutes, with Steven Zuber heading home from a corner.


Yes, Mr. Smedley, that is indeed a dumb reason.

Indeed, while this sort of pressure hasn't yet forced Sony into rectifying the situation, it has produced a response.

What do you think about Sony's restrictions on Fortnite crossplay? We also don't know what resolution and framerate the Xbox One, Xbox One S, or original PS4 will run the game at.

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