Sony hit with huge backlash after Fortnite release on Switch

Fortnite was finally launched for the Nintendo Switch a few days back and given that it’s an insanely popular game that gained over 125 million players in less than a year, it goes without saying that a lot of people were happy that it had finally been released for the Switch. However, PlayStation 4 owners got a rude shock when they found out that Sony has effectively blocked Epic Games from enabling cross-play and progression sync between the PS4 and Switch, or the Xbox One for that matter. Sony has responded to the backlash but it won’t do much to assuage fans’ concerns. The block means that players can carry over their progress, purchases, and skins from Fortnite on PlayStation 4 to the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One. They simply can’t use that Fortnite account on any other console. It’s pertinent to mention here that there’s no such limitation between the Xbox One and Switch.This may not have surprised many Xbox One owners, though, given that Sony doesn’t allow For

Sony hit with huge backlash after Fortnite release on Switch

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Thu 14 Jun 18 from The Independent

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Fri 15 Jun 18 from Extremetech

Sony blocks Fortnite cross-play between PS4 and Nintendo Switch: the latest news

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Thu 14 Jun 18 from The Verge

PlayStation 4 Fortnite players blocked from playing on Switch

To say fans were excited that Fortnite for the Switch launched during E3 would be an understatement. In the first 24 hours, over two million Switch owners downloaded the game. However, many ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Techspot

Why some 'Fortnite' players are mad at Sony, PlayStation

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Thu 14 Jun 18 from USA today

Sony is locking Fortnite accounts to PS4, and players are mad

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Thu 14 Jun 18 from Arstechnica

Sony issues non-response to ‘Fortnite’ cross-play woes on Switch

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Thu 14 Jun 18 from Engadget

Sony’s Response To Fortnite Backlash Doesn’t Assuage Concerns

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Thu 14 Jun 18 from Ubergizmo

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