Sony Have "Nothing To Add" Regarding The Fortnite Switch Problem

Chart of the day

Shayanne Gal Business Insider

With the backlash now making headlines in the mainstream press, Sony has issued a statement in regards to the furore created by them blocking cross-save accounts between the PS4 and Switch.

"Roughly 24h before the community starts canceling PS Plus subscriptions, and still no answer from you guys: @PlayStation @Sony on the #Fortnite lockout on Switch".

While it certainly has the numbers to sustain a good experience for its paid PlayStation Network subscribers, it's doing a disservice to games and their communities in the long run with its anti cross-platform position.

"We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point", a spokeswoman added.

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.

Regardless of your affiliation with the gaming industry, there is a good chance that you have heard of the phenomenon known as Fortnite that has seemingly become a worldwide sensation, for lack of a better term.

But the statement itself was carefully worded so as to not mention the millions of Nintendo Switch and Xbox One customers frustrated by Sony's decision.

For example, Fortnite is one of the games that gets some attention from Nintendo in today's announcement, but that went up on the eShop back on Tuesday. And that cross-play or communication between hardware is not only not going to happen anytime soon, but players will be punished for deciding to play a game on a console that isn't a PlayStation 4. If anything, it highlights that Sony prevented cross-play with the Switch and Xbox One to prevent its main competitors from getting a foothold in the PS4's market. That ignored the issue of friends who own different platforms, so it didn't deal with the problem even then - but now, in a world where Fortnite is a more important platform to many than PlayStation, Sony's statement seems incomplete. Many games don't bridge the gap between the PC and consoles, for example, due to their different input methods. 2DS and 3DS are for kids and families to get engaged for the first time potentially in video games, and Nintendo Switch is going to be that game where consumers want to play Smash Bros., Zelda and all of those big epic games.

Sony says that it's open to hearing what you think about "enhancing" your gaming experience.

Attorneys for Trump lawyer Cohen to end representation
EPA Administrator visits Kansas