Why would it want to help players switch to a Microsoft system to play one of the most popular games? Still, it's the full Fortnite experience with proper controls on a device you can play anywhere. It has also been reported that PS4 Fortnite players can not use their account on the Switch version.
Naturally, this only inflamed the situation as by omission creates the impression that Sony views Nintendo and Microsoft platforms as competitors first and foremost. When trying to log in with their Nintendo devices, PS4 players were met by an error message telling them they had to start a new account. Those monthly subscriptions aren't going to sign up for themselves. "And that's a decision that each of them are making, and some are supporting cross-play and some are not". Many games don't bridge the gap between the PC and consoles, for example, due to their different input methods. The Switch rarely has the same titles as the more powerful consoles, and its portability offers a very different gaming experience. Or console gamers' aim assist could overcompensate and put the PC players at a disadvantage.
We doubt this will appease furious Fortnite fans who are lambasting Sony over its unwillingness to partake in cross-play with other consoles. But it's understandable, or at least not unusual for Sony. The game, however, looks quite similar to Super Smash Bros for Wii U, but the Switch title will not be a simple update.
Each time it posts news about its latest releases to Twitter and Facebook, people have responded by demanding that it allow them to share their Fortnite logins and permit cross-play.
I've reached out to Sony for a clarification specifically about blocking the Epic account on Switch and Xbox One, and I'll update this story with any new information. A senior Xbox exec even tweeted his fans asking who would want to play "Destiny" across Xbox and PlayStation.
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Fortnite's free Battle Royale mode is finally available at long last on the Nintendo Switch, just like the rumors that were previously swirling around told us would happen. "We've done that, and so you've seen Hulu for example come on to the platform".
This leaves us with two major takeaways.
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. Other consoles, however, is where it draws the line.
Thousands of "Fortnite" fans have reached out to Sony to change its mind. Would you buy a PS4 if watching Netflix on it meant you couldn't watch it on another platform? As the market leader, Sony's PlayStation 4 doesn't really need to embrace cross-platform play.
That's a great response to a question nobody asked.