Sony is locking Fortnite accounts to PS4, and players are mad

Fortnite For Nintendo Switch Released

Fortnite For Nintendo Switch Released

The same is also true in reverse; a Fortnite account created on or connected to the Switch can't be accessed on the PS4 version of the game. With the results in, one thing is clear; E3 2018 was a great time for Microsoft and Xbox One video games.

Gamers were already unable to share a Fortnite account between Microsoft and Sony's platforms.

This prevents them from being able to make use of outfits and other in-game purchases and rewards they had accrued.

We doubt this will appease furious Fortnite fans who are lambasting Sony over its unwillingness to partake in cross-play with other consoles.

But the move leaves Fortnite players with the feeling that they are being punished because Sony views the success of the Switch as a threat to the PlayStation 4's dominance of the current generation of consoles. It looks more like the iPhone version of the game than the one you can play on consoles and computers.

There is no such limitation when moving between the Xbox One and Switch.

The backlash has been slowly building since Fortnite launched on Switch earlier this week, and Sony has issued a statement addressing the issue, stating that it is invested in safeguarding the security of its 80 million PSN subscribers. (Unless keeping its console separate from the others becomes a deal-breaker with consumers, in which case even Sony might be persuaded to stop creating artificial boundaries along console lines between players.) Games will remain fragmented.

Sony's behavior is even more infuriating because progression and paid items can not be transferred from the PlayStation 4 to the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One.

"We're always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience", the company said. 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.

"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".

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