"With. more than 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network, we've built a huge community of gamers who can play together on Fortnite and all online titles".
Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world right now, so Switch owners were understandably excited to download it when it launched yesterday. Sony never warned players about the lockout, which is an after-effect that they may not have been aware of prior to gamer complaints. They want to be able to enjoy the same games they do at home while out in the world, and Sony's stance on disallowing competition between consoles is making that hard. Neither the Fortnite website nor Epic Customer Service are able to change this. Minecraft and Paladins are a few more examples where Sony gates off its player base. In comparison a Fortnite account can log in and play on iOS, Android, PC, Nintendo Switch, or Xbox One. However, you can only play on the PS4 if you started there - Sony doesn't let the data out to other platforms. Still, it's the full Fortnite experience with proper controls on a device you can play anywhere.
Naturally, this only inflamed the situation as by omission creates the impression that Sony views Nintendo and Microsoft platforms as competitors first and foremost. As far as it being a 'sequel, ' I don't really think of Smash Bros. games as being sequels, they're just new Smash Bros. games. You may end up having to if it's important to you to be able to play anywhere, but this isn't a choice players should be having to make, not in this day and age.
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.
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Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch was a phenomenal announcement for numerous reasons. You have a developer and content owner that wants cross-play and is encouraging cross-play, and then you have the other platform holders and what it is that they do.
On Switch - "This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch".
What has followed has been a fairly justified backlash towards Sony which we have now learned extends to the company's stock. "Fortnite is already a huge hit with PS4 fans, offering a true free-to-play experience so gamers can jump in and play online".
That's a great response to a question nobody asked.