Xbox and Nintendo Voices Disagreement Against Sony's PS4 Fortnite Cross-Platform Stance

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Image via Epic Games

And less than 24 hours after it was released for the Nintendo Switch, another 2 million people downloaded it. Someone who started an Epic account on PS4 can not use that account on Xbox One or - and more important - the Nintendo Switch. Fortnite players who wished to take their game on the go with them on the Switch were left in shock after they were locked out of their account entirely after attempting the transfer.

"We believe being both developer-forward and fan-forward is in the best interest of the game", a spokesman told IGN.

Many Switch users were surprised to see that they could not play the game on the new console with their Epic Games account if it had already been tied to a PS4 account.

"We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point", a spokeswoman added. As an Xbox One player, I simply logged into my account on the Switch and saw my character and Battle Pass progress exactly how I left it on the Xbox One. And while it's out and it's excellent on Nintendo's handheld, there's one thing fans are still bitter about, and it's Sony's cross-play policy. These links leave Siliconera. In the case of Fortnite, you'll have to start all the way over if you want to play Fortnite on the handheld. There, Reggie talked about the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service and the retro games that the service will offer. Last year, Psyonix's Jeremy Dunham commented on the importance of cross-platform play to the industry in light of Rocket League's frequent adoption of the capability.

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It would benefit Sony to at least allow select games for cross-play, such as "Fortnite" and "Minecraft", which are available on not only game consoles but smartphones as well. The players just want to play with their friends who also play games on console.

In February, Fortnite achieved a record-breaking 3.4 million people playing at the same time, with the title also now the most-watched release on the world's largest video game-streaming platform. Either way, this past week hasn't been smooth sailing for the platform holder.

In contrast, Nintendo and Microsoft come off looking nice and open when it comes to issues of cross-play. Moreover, Sony has blocked account progression syncing between devices.

Do you think Sony is wrong to restrict Fortnite cross-play?

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