Epic's massively popular battle royale game Fortnite launched for Nintendo Switch during E3 earlier now, and similar to most other versions, it supports cross-play and cross-progression with PC, Xbox One, and iOS--but not PS4. As with Rocket League, Sony has faced criticism for blocking cross-play involving the PS4 along with other versions of Fortnite, and today the company has addressed the topic--although its response likely won't satisfy players.
"We're always available to hearing just what the PlayStation community is interested into enhance their gaming experience," a Sony representative said for the Fortnite Weapons BBC. "Fortnite is definitely a huge hit with PS4 fans, offering an accurate free-to-play experience so gamers can start and play online.
"With 79 million PS4s sold about the world and most 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network, we've built a tremendous community of gamers who will play together on Fortnite and many types of online titles. We also offer Fortnite cross-play support with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices, expanding the means for Fortnite fans on PS4 to enjoy even more gamers on other platforms."
Sony's PS4 may be the best-selling platform of their generation, nevertheless the company's response for the cross-play controversy completely skirts the problem and doesn't provide much hope which the company will reverse course. This is especially problematic for players who started playing Fortnite on PS4 and were trying to continue using a different platform, as they will't carry any one of their progress over.
Both Microsoft and Nintendo are actually much more ready to accept cross-play. A handful of titles, including Minecraft and also the aforementioned Rocket League, allow players to transport their progress or compete against players on other platforms, leaving Sony because sole major holdout.
Despite being released on Switch only for a couple of days, Fortnite has now surpassed 2 million downloads within the console and reached an amazing 125 million players between all platforms. We used the new Switch version of Fortnite and discovered it has every one of the features you'd probably expect in the game, although its framerate has a hit. And you can get Fortnite Skins from the site of MMOAH.
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