Since the introduction of its combat royale style final fall, Fortnite‘s expansion was nothing but exponential, and while the game has been celebrated for providing players the capability to crossplay with buddies along with other systems and letting players take over advancement between platforms, even the lack of support between PS4 and other consoles has ever been a point of contention with players, and current events have been bringing matters to a head.
Notably, this situation escalated only a few days back with the launch of Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch, and while we knew the Switch version would have the ability to crossplay with friends on other programs except PS4, players didn’t expect that Epic Games accounts which were previously tied into some PS4 platform wouldn’t be able to be utilized on Nintendo Switch, and might require a new account to play.
In response to the various players who have made their complaints heard regarding the shortage of all Fortnite account compatibility between PS4 and its own consoles — in this situation, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch — a Sony spokesperson issued an official announcement on BBC on the situation of Fortnite cross-compatibility together with other platforms. The full announcement from Sony is under:
“We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is enthusiastic about to improve their gaming experience. Fortnite is currently a huge hit with PS4 fans, offering a real free-to-play experience so gamers can jump in and play online. Together with 79 million PS4s sold around the globe and over 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network, we have assembled a enormous community of gamers who can play with Fortnite and most of online titles. We also offer Fortnite cross-play support with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android apparatus, enlarging the chance for Fortnite fans on PS4 to perform with even more gamers on other platforms”
The announcement itself from Sony doesn’t really give much of an indication of the issue and if the company will actively work on enhancing or doing anything to firmly address the difficulties of not just crossplay, but also preventing players from taking their progress on PS4 around to another console. On the contrary, it seems more that PS4 players might need to stay connected to playing either against other PS4 owners or those on PC or mobile, versus its rival consoles.
Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, and will probably be coming to Android after this summer.