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Sony Responds To Fortnite Backlash Regarding Cross-Play Restrictions On PS4



Fortnite launched on Switch with a whopping 2 million downloads in less than 24 hours, but fans heavily criticized Sony for “locking” Fortnite accounts on PS4, disabling them to be used on Switch.


While those moving between Xbox One and Switch have no problems, this isn’t anything new as players were unable to share a Fortnite account between Xbox One and PlayStation 4.


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.


Sony hasn’t said anything regarding their responsibility to the limitation, but issued the following statement speaking to BBC:

“We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience,” it said.

“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.

“We also offer Fortnite cross-play support with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices, expanding the opportunity for Fortnite fans on PS4 to play with even more gamers on other platforms.”

“We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point.”


Fortnite is available on the Nintendo Switch. It is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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