PlayStation users are outraged at Sony’s lack of innovation when it comes to cross platform play. After a recent update, Fortnite players are able to play on all platforms, including the Nintendo Switch. The only platform that refuses to allow cross-platform play is PlayStation. For players who decided to make their initial Fortnite account on the PlayStation, they are not allowed to link that account to any other systems. This means that gamers who bought their Battle Pass through the PlayStation Network won’t be able to take that progress to other game systems or play with their friends on a different platform. If you try to take your PlayStation Fortnite account to Xbox or Nintendo Switch, for instance, you’ll be prompted to make a brand new account, which completely wipes out all the time and money that you put into your Fortnite identity.
Shawn Layden, who is the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America says,
“We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that affect a lot more than just one game. I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.”
Layden is right about one thing, this will definitely affect more than one game. Crossplay is a concept that fans have been begging for years now, and you can expect for them to keep expressing their outrage. Sony claims that they will come up with a solution that pleases everyone. In the meantime, fans are livid and are letting Sony developers have it.
It’s clear that Sony will attempt to uphold their initial policy when it comes to third-party products, but things may need to change before they lose a considerable amount of fans. Times are changing. Cross platform play is the way of the future.