Sony Crushes Cross-Play Dreams For 'Fortnite'

Fortnite is available on the Nintendo Switch starting today

Above Fortnite is available on the Nintendo Switch starting

The whole situation with Sony and Fortnite has angered many fans with their reluctance to embrace cross-play with the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Sony says that it's open to hearing what you think about "enhancing" your gaming experience.

While Yoshi was absent as a playable game at E3 2018, Nintendo definitely still has some strong titles to support the Switch in 2018, with Super Smash Bros. However, those who have played Fortnite on a PlayStation 4 have been getting the following error message when trying to log into their Epic Games accounts on the Switch: "This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch".

That means people who purchased in-game cosmetic items and linked their Epic accounts to their PS4 can't access those items on their Switch or Xbox.

Sony has faced criticism for blocking cross-play in other titles in the past, including Minecraft and Rocket League.

Epic said this week that the title has amassed 125 million players worldwide.

Several months ago, we declared Yoshi to be one of the most exciting Nintendo Switch games of 2018, with the side-scrolling platformer set to be a return to form for the company while also giving the titular green dragon a wonderfully colorful new adventure.

Complaints about the matter are already threatening to overshadow Sony's publicity efforts at the E3 video games show in Los Angeles.

Share prices sure are in the news a lot this time of year.

Not being able to play with PS4 owners is a bit of a bummer.

At this point it seems like Sony is content to offer cross-platform support between PS4 and PC, but not to let its customers fraternize with its console competitors.

Sony does allow compatibility with the PC and iOS versions of the game, indicating that the Xbox/Switch block it is a strategic choice rather than a technical impossibility.

While gamers await comment from the PlayStation firm, its rivals have piled on the pressure. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé - who just yesterday argued that multi-platform games should start arriving faster on the Switch in the near future - responded to an interview by Bloomberg covering a range of important topics for Nintendo.

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